Time Off For Dependants – Potential For Unpaid Time off In A Bereavement

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 February 2020
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Rolanda: Time off for dependants, would you be entitled to a reasonable amount of unpaid time off to deal with the death of a dependant?

Seamus: That's right.

Rolanda: But I suppose that time off for dependants leave has always seemed to be quite short. But again, what is reasonable?

Seamus: From my experience, some employers will within the handbook set out the number of days that you're allowed off, and they will say whether it's an immediate family member or close family member and all sorts of stuff like that. They'll cover it off.

But I've never seen three days for bereavement of a parent or a sibling or something along those lines. Certainly, within TNC guidance for teachers,

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This article is correct at 07/02/2020

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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