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‘Pet bereavement days’ now offered by some U.S. companies

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This article is so important and this is definitely corporate policy we could support. From “‘Pet Bereavement Days’ Now Offered by some U.S. Companies”...

“Sandra Barker, director for the Center of Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University, says it’s taken a while for employers to recognize the grief experienced by people who lose a pet. But Barker says she’s excited to hear about companies shifting their policies to accommodate grieving pet owners.

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the Canadian companies offering flexibility to employees who are dealing with a death in the family. A spokesperson said the company’s idea of family includes pets.”

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