Time off for dependants

Time off for dependants

All employees have the right to reasonable time off work to deal with emergencies involving a dependant. The right is only to unpaid leave. It is intended to deal with unforeseen matters or emergencies. You need to let your employer know the reason as soon as possible. The time off in these circumstances is normally no more than one or two days.

If a longer time is required then subject to agreement with the employer this may well involve use of holiday leave at short notice or extended unpaid leave.

If you require any assistance or guidance in respect of your employment rights contact us to discuss the matter further and we will normally be able to act on a fixed fee basis so you know the cost.

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email mail@clarkeandson.co.uk.


  • paul-cowdery

    Paul Cowdery

    Litigation & Employment Director

  • Patricia Kinchington

    Legal Secretary

  • Laura Pink

    Legal Secretary