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Time off for dependants factsheet

All employees have a statutory right to take reasonable time off work to take necessary action in certain unexpected situations affecting their dependants. The time off is to make necessary arrangements and not to provide care itself.

For what purposes can the right be used?

This statutory right applies where time off is necessary to:

  • Provide assistance when a dependant falls ill, gives birth, is injured or assaulted
  • Make arrangements for the provision of care for a dependant who is ill or injured
  • Deal with the death of a dependant
  • Deal with the unexpected disruption or termination of arrangements for the care of a dependant
  • Deal with an incident which involves the employee’s child which occurs unexpected

Last updated on 06/01/2017 11:03:30 | #Atypical & Flexible Working