How companies can support an employee who has lost a child

Many grieving parents have mentioned less-than-ideal support in the workplace after loss of a child. At worst, people say nothing and the broken parent is back in the workplace feeling isolated and overwhelmed with grief. Productivity is profoundly affected by loss of a child and workplace support including a kinder bereavement policy could help make the transition easier. (This could also be applied to loss of a spouse or sibling.)

The hard facts are that parents who lose a child still have to eat and pay mortgages, make car payments and do real life things like taxes. A loss of … Read more...