Emergency, Parental and Parental Bereavement Leave
Information on rights to leave and pay and Time off for Dependants, unpaid Parental Leave and Parental Bereavement Leave.
As of 6 April 2020, employed parents will be able take two weeks’ bereavement leave following the death of a child. Who is it for? Employed parents who have lost a child under 18. It does not apply to workers or those who are self-employed. It is a day 1 right, available to all employed […]
If you are looking after a child that is not your own on a regular basis you may have similar rights to take time off work as if you were a parent. The kind of leave you are entitled to take depends on what kind of care arrangement you have with the child. This may […]
There are many ways that parents can take time off work; this could be for maternity leave, shared parental leave or unpaid parental leave. If you are taking leave and your pay is reduced, you should check whether there are any benefits you may be eligible for. This article provides a guide to what benefits […]
Find out about your rights to take Time off for Dependants.
You should first check whether your employer has a Collective or Workplace Agreement about parental leave. If it does not, the default scheme below applies. If there is a Workforce or Collective Agreement, your employer is free to have different rules if they wish.
Are you a parent? Find out about your rights on parental leave.
You do not have an automatic right to take time off work for your child’s medical or other appointments. However, there are rights you have which might help.