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Grief at work: when an employee dies

A. Richey

Managing the aftermath of an employee death is extraordinarily challenging. What do managers need to know and do when the worst happens?

The death of an employee can be deeply stressful, painful and destabilizing for the workforce, particularly for those who worked closely with the deceased. When an employee dies, it can help to have processes in place so everyone knows what they need to do. IF THE EMPLOYEE DIES AT WORK The following actions should be undertaken as a priority of the death occurs in the workplace: Call 000 Contact the employee’s emergency contact perso...

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