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dependants' leave


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Employees are entitled to a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work in the following situations: to provide assistance when a dependant falls ill, is pregnant (not including time off after the birth, which is paternity leave or parental leave), or is injured or assaulted; to make arrangements for the provision of care for a dependant who is ill or injured, or in consequence of 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 that involves a child of the employee and occurs unexpectedly in a period during which an educational establishment the child attends is responsible for him (in school time).A dependant is a husband, wife, civil partner, child or parent, or other relative or person who reasonably relies on the employee for assistance. See also adoption leave; maternity rights.

to provide assistance when a dependant falls ill, is pregnant (not including time off after the birth, which is paternity leave or parental leave), or is injured or assaulted;

to make arrangements for the provision of care for a dependant who is ill or injured, or in consequence of 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 that involves a child of the employee and occurs unexpectedly in a period during which an educational establishment the child attends is responsible for him (in school time).

Subjects: Law.


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