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Compassion in the Workplace

Should employers give compassionate leave for pet bereavement? With contributions from Blue Cross (who have a compassionate leave policy for pet loss), HR consultancy (employers who treat employees with compassion cultivate loyalty and trust), and Professor of Labour Rights law Lydia Hayes (could there be a legal case for demanding compassionate leave?), this workshop explored the challenges and benefits in developing workplace policies that treated pet bereavement as a form of ‘family’ loss.


See the short animation on how compassion for animal loss could be managed in the workplace (Ludic Group).

Hear about the workplace experience of the person who founded a petition for more compassion in the workplace