Who counts as a "dependant" for the purposes of the right to time off for dependants?

For the purposes of the right to time off for dependants, a dependant is:

  • the employee's spouse or civil partner, child or parent;
  • any person who lives in the same household as the employee other than as an employee, tenant, lodger or boarder;
  • any other person who would reasonably rely on the employee for assistance if he or she falls ill or is injured or assaulted, or who would rely on the employee to make arrangements for the provision of care in the event of illness or injury; or
  • in relation to the disruption or termination of care for a dependant, any other person who reasonably relies on the employee to make arrangements for the provision of care.