February 8, 2017 / 12:39 AM / in 9 months

Facebook doubles its bereavement leave for employees

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is doubling its bereavement leave for employees and also introducing paid family sick time, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an internet post.

3D-printed models of people are seen in front of a Facebook logo in this photo illustration taken June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

“Facebook employees will have up to 20 days paid leave to grieve an immediate family member, up to 10 days to grieve an extended family member,” Sandberg said in a Facebook post.

Previously, the company’s employees had 10 days paid leave for immediate family and five for extended family.

Facebook also announced paid family sick time – three days to take care of a family member with a short-term illness, like a child with the flu.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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