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UK employment law makes provision for a wide variety of types of leave from work. Some of the more common are annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and time off for medical or dental appointments.
24 Mar 2021
The NHS could see an exodus of staff unless leaders are given the resources needed to support their wellbeing, the NHS Confederation has said.
24 Feb 2021
The announcement about lockdown easing plans prompted a boom in annual leave requests.
12 Feb 2021
MPs have voted to give ministers paid maternity leave, but the bill has been criticised for excluding backbench MPs and for giving no mention to paternity leave.
20 Jan 2021
Following the news that public-facing workers including teachers, police officers and retail staff could soon be offered Covid-19 vaccinations, Sean...
6 Jan 2021
Zurich is offering two weeks’ fully-paid emergency ‘lockdown leave’ to parents and carers affected by school closures.
The Swiss insurance...
19 Nov 2020
Football’s international governing body, will grant female players’ maternity rights to protect them against discrimination while pregnant.
24 Sep 2020
After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...
2 Sep 2020
The summer holiday season raised questions for employers about the impact of self-isolating and quarantining after returning from abroad. A...
28 Jul 2020
On Saturday, the government announced that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return...
21 Jul 2020
The right to bereavement leave and pay should be extended to all employees experiencing a close family bereavement, not just...
26 Jun 2020
Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...
23 Jun 2020
HR teams may find themselves experiencing an influx of last-minute requests for annual leave this week, with temperatures set to...
17 Jun 2020
Consulting and accountancy firm EY will shut its UK offices on 3 July to help ensure staff use up their...
9 Jun 2020
An employment lawyer has warned that staff who have travelled abroad to handle a family emergency may need to take...