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Compassionate Friends Bereavement Organization Recognizes 141 Compassionate Employers Nationwide
Date:3/3/2009

Employers that have shown extra sensitivity to employees that have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild are being recognited as Compassionate Employer Recognition recipients as recognized by The Compassionate Friends, the nation's largest bereavement organization with more than 600 chapters. Representing 39 states, these employers range from small companies to those with thousands of employees.

Oakbrook, IL (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- One hundred forty one employers, representing 39 states plus Washington DC. are being recognized by The Compassionate Friends for showing extra sensitivity to bereaved employees following the death of a child. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is the nation's largest self-help bereavement organization with over 600 chapters serving all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Nominated by the persons they have directly helped, these employers are receiving Compassionate Employer Recognition in 2009 for going above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in helping their employees when the death of a child occurred.
   
Criteria for Compassionate Employer Recognition include, but are not limited to:
1.   Allowing additional time off without loss of benefits.
2.   Allowing flexible work schedules and assignments.
3.   Allowing leeway in job performance standards.
4.   Fostering an environment of mutual support among coworkers.
5.   Providing professional grief counseling, human resources support, or information regarding self-help bereavement organizations.
6.   Other policies and practices that go beyond what is normal in the community.

This is the ninth year for recognition of employers, with recipients jumping from three the first year, to the current 141 for 2009. Employers rang
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