Bereavement Leave

Losing a loved one is traumatizing. If this happens to you while you work with us, we want to support you and give you time to cope and mourn. When a death occurs in an employee’s immediate family, all regular full-time employees may take up to five days off with pay to attend the funeral or make funeral arrangements. In exceptional circumstances or for specific relationships not covered explicitly in this policy, additional leave may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The pay for time off will be prorated for a part-time employee if the funeral occurs on a scheduled workday. CST may, in unusual circumstances, require verification of the need for bereavement leave.

Immediate Family Defined for Bereavement Leave

Immediate family members are defined as an employee’s spouse, parents, stepparents, sisters, brothers, children, stepchildren, grandparents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or grandchild.

Non-Family Member Funeral Leave

All regular, full-time employees are allowed time off to attend the funeral of close, non-family members. This time off will be considered and granted by the employee’s direct supervisor on a case-by-case basis. Individual employee circumstances may be discussed with HR to determine whether additional considerations are needed. It is CST’s intention to support employees during their times of grief.