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Are Employees Entitled to Paid Bereavement Leave?

Situation

Susan and her mother live and work in Québec. Six months ago,  Susan’s sister, Jo, moved to Newfoundland and started a new job. One terrible Sunday evening, Susan called her mom with some shocking news: her husband, Jack, has just died unexpectedly.  Susan is shocked, distraught and in desperate need of support. Mom relays the news to Jo and both women promise to take the week off from work to help Susan deal with her loss, look after her two children and make funeral arrangements. All three women work full-time and want to take bereavement leave.

Question

Who is entitled to paid bereavement leave?

A) None of the three are entitled to any paid bereavement leave.
B) All three are entitled to a week of paid bereavement leave.
C) Susan and Jo, but not their mother, are entitled to one day of paid bereavement leave each.
D) Susan and her mother, but not Jo, are entitled to one day of paid bereavement leave.
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ANSWER

C)  Susan and Jo, but not their mother, are each entit...

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