Time off for dependants

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Peter Grose examines the implications of recent changes to legislation on employees’ rights to time off. The following new employee rights came into force on December 15, 1999: #The right to parental leave; and #The right to take time off work for “dependants”. This article is devoted to the right to take time off for dependants. The right to parental leave will be dealt with in a subsequent article. !Time off for dependants From December 15 an employee can bring a complaint before the employment tribunal if his employer refuses him or her a reasonable time off work to: %provide assistance when a dependant falls ill, gives birth, or is injured or assaulted; %arrange care for a dependant who is ill or injured; %take necessary action in consequence of the death of a dependant; %deal with any unexpected disruption in arrangements for care of a dependant; %deal with an incident involving the employee’s child and which occurs unexpectedly during the school day while at school. The tribunal can award such compensa

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