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Do you think Connecticut should have a formal bereavement leave policy for employers?
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An effort is underway to get the state legislature to enact a formal bereavement leave policy.

Kate Mollison, a mother whose husband died unexpectedly three years ago, has founded a business that helps provide resources for people dealing with loss called On Tuesdays We Wear Black.

She is advocating for a law that mandates private-sector businesses provide eight weeks of bereavement leave annually, with employers covering half of an employee’s compensation during that time.

Only five states — California, Oregon, Illinois, Maryland and Washington — have bereavement leave mandates, according to Evermore, a bereavement advocacy group.