Compassionate Leave – time off for dependents

 When things go wrong at home – taking time off work

Compassionate Leave

In many cases you have the right to take time off work to deal with an emergency involving someone who depends on you. This is sometimes called ‘compassionate leave’. You can’t be penalised by your employer for taking the time off, providing your reasons for taking it are genuine.


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Time off for dependents leaflet

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