Pet Bereavement – Growing Benefits Trend

Bowl And CollarAccording to CBS News and Money Magazine, more and more companies are offering pet bereavement leave to their employees. According to a recent study, more than 95 percent of pet owners consider their pet to be a true part of their family, and nearly 33 percent of those who lose a pet “experience sadness and grief” for six months or more. Supporters of this growing benefit trend say that “paid time off to grieve the loss of a pet shows employees that their pain is validated”.

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