Bereavement

If you have experienced a death in the family, Adobe is here to help.

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Adobe strives to ensure you have the support you need to care for yourself and your family during major life events. If a loved one passes away, know you have time away from work to be with your family. Regular employees, interns, and Adobe-paid temps are eligible to take up to 20 working days (at base salary), per calendar year, to help ease the emotional, financial and logistical burdens during the loss of an immediate family member:

  • Spouse/common law partner, parents, siblings and children
  • Spouse/common law partner’s parents, siblings and children
  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren
  • Pregnancy loss (yours or your spouse/common law partner’s)
  • Any family member as defined by local law or ordinance for whom statutory paid time off is provided locally for bereavement.

This time off runs concurrently with any applicable statutory entitlements for bereavement leave. Employees may also qualify for other leaves of absence or time off under Adobe’s other policies. Should you need to take time off due to the loss of a non-immediate family member you are encouraged to use other Adobe time-off programs offered in your country.

You are eligible to take time off for bereavement starting on your first day with Adobe. The time off must be taken within 180 calendar days of the death. It can be taken as one block or intermittently and in full-day increments. Bereavement can be coupled with other time off benefits such as vacation, sick time and sabbatical. Bereavement is not an accrued benefit and will not be cashed out if it is not used. There is no impact to your pay or benefits while on bereavement.

Speak with your manager about your need for bereavement and be sure to submit your bereavement time off before you go via your country's time-off tool. Submit your Time Off via Workday > Time off & Leave > Request Time Off.

For questions, please review the FAQs [PDF] or contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) via the Support Center.

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