For many around the world, losing a pet is a deeply sad and sometimes traumatic experience. A dog or cat quickly becomes a firm friend and part of the family, and is often around for a decade or more. So when this friend passes, significant grief is an obvious reality, and it can be an understandably emotional time.
But should a pet owner be allowed time off in the case of a beloved furry friend passing on? Most companies around the world would probably take a request of time off for the passing of a pet as nothing short of a joke. However, an increasing amount of companies are starting to allow for bereavement leave for those who have had to say goodbye to Fido or Fluffy. [Read more…]