Friday February 21, 2020

Negotiating the thorny pitfalls of emotional leave

Almost all of us will need to take ‘compassionate leave’ at some point, to care for someone close to us. When it happens, certain rules are in place

11th February, 2018

It’s often said that death and taxes are the only inevitabilities in life. However, for employees, equally inevitable is the possibility that at some time or another, they will have to take what is generally referred to as “compassionate leave” – a family emergency or illness that necessitates them leaving the office urgently.

What is the legal position in relation to compassionate leave? Are employers obliged to facilitate employees who have...

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