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Bereavement time off 'common sense' urged

11 January 2014 Last updated at 15:38 GMT

The grief of staff after a bereavement needs to be handled with common sense by employers rather than legislation, says the Institute of Directors in Wales.

The institute's director Robert Lloyd Griffiths responded to a poll by the National Council for Palliative Care which found eight out of 10 people support a change in the law which would force employers to give their staff paid bereavement leave.

Workers do have a right to "reasonable" time off after an "emergency involving a dependant".

Simon Chapman, of the charity which commissioned the poll, spoke to Peter Johnson at BBC Radio Wales.

But first they heard from Mark, from Anglesey, who spoke about his experiences of trying to take leave after a bereavement.

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