Time off for dependants

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What is a dependant?
Scope of the right to time off



  • Employees are entitled, irrespective of length of service, to a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to care for dependants.
  • The right is to time off is when an employee needs to take action which is necessary:
    • to provide assistance on an occasion when a dependant falls ill, gives birth or is injured or assaulted
    • to make arrangements for the provision of care for a dependant who is ill or injured or for the death of a dependant
    • because of the unexpected disruption or termination of arrangements for the care of a dependant
    • to deal with an incident which involves a child of the employee which occurs unexpectedly at a time when an educational establishment is responsible for the child...
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