Advice: Are parents entitled to leave when children are sent home from school?

With no government guidance on school-related absences from work, employers would be wise to develop their own policy and adopt a flexible approach

4th October, 2020
Advice: Are parents entitled to leave when children are sent home from school?
The conundrum for staff and employers is how to treat longer periods of time off to care for a child who is self-isolating

The recent reopening of schools across Ireland was one of the first measures to really bring the nation back to some form of normality.

Since pupils of all ages have been allowed to return to school, parents have also been able to gradually return to the workplace.

With many children already having been sent home after outbreaks in schools, however, the next puzzle piece in the coronavirus jigsaw pertains to rights of employees who must...

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