How employers respond to employees who return to the workplace after experiencing the death of a loved one? A review of the literature

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Flux, L., Hassett, A. and Callanan, M. 2019. How employers respond to employees who return to the workplace after experiencing the death of a loved one? A review of the literature. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2019.1590764
AuthorsFlux, L., Hassett, A. and Callanan, M.
Abstract

In order to provide insight for employers in maintaining a mentally healthy and productive workforce, it is essential to understand how bereaved employees experience workplace support. A global literature search was conducted between February 2018 and April 2018, resulting in 15 papers directly matching stipulated inclusion and exclusion criteria. Three common themes emerged from the data namely; Instrumental Support, Informational Support and Emotional Support.

Findings suggest that while various employers endeavoured to show sympathy and flexibility to bereaved employees, others were found to be less responsive with certain areas of workplace support being reported as insufficient.

KeywordsDeath; bereavement; workplace; mental health; support
Year2019
JournalPolicy and Practice in Health and Safety
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1477-3996
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2019.1590764
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Online04 Apr 2019
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Deposited05 Apr 2019
Accepted03 Mar 2019
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