Time off factsheet

Published on: 04/04/2024


Employees are entitled to time off work for a variety of reasons. Some of these areas are addressed in separate fact sheets, namely:

  • Holidays and rest periods
  • Sickness absence
  • Family leave (e.g. maternity leave, adoption leave, paternity leave, parental leave etc)
  • Dependant leave
  • Parental Bereavement leave

In this fact sheet we are focussing on the range of other specific situations in which employees might request time off work. These can be divided into three broad categories:

  • Legal right to paid time off
  • Legal right to unpaid time off
  • No legal right to time off but commonly granted