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While there is no legal duty to do so, it is good practice for employers to offer employees compassionate leave for personal problems.
Giving employees time off to deal with a difficult personal situation can demonstrate the employer’s commitment to employees and make it an employer of choice.
Employees do have a right to take a reasonable amount of time off work in relation to their dependants in specified circumstances.
20 Jul 2017
Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...
22 Feb 2017
Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...
1 Dec 2016
Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...
19 Oct 2016
According to recent research one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take...
21 Jun 2016
ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?
17 Mar 2016
Employers in the Republic of Ireland have to pay a contribution of employees’ earnings to a national training fund and...
14 Jan 2016
Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...
6 Jan 2015
January is a peak time for couples to separate or divorce, but few employers have sufficient measures in place to...
6 May 2014
Adopting a formal compassionate leave policy brings clear benefits both to employees going through difficult times and their employers, according...