This line manager briefing
explains the right to take time off for dependants, and aims to guide managers on dealing with employees who take time off under this right.
It should be noted that the rights and duties discussed in this briefing are the minimum statutory rights and duties. Individual employers may offer their employees contractual entitlements over and above the minimum statutory rights. Employees’ contractual terms may therefore be the source of further rights and duties that line managers will be required to take into account.
This line manager briefing is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation for training purposes.
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This line manager briefing includes information on:
The line manager's attitude
Rights during time off
Performance of the employee's work
Supporting the employee on return to work
Absences not falling under the right to time off for dependants
Legal remedies for employees
- The definition of dependants
- The purpose of the absence
- The frequency of absences
- The length of the absence
- The needs of the organisation
- Eligibility for time off
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1. The definition of dependants
Employees have the right to take a reasonable amount of time off work for their dependants.