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What is the right to time off for dependants?
Who counts as a "dependant" for the purposes of the right to time off for dependants?
What requirements are there on an employee to inform the employer that he or she is taking time off for dependants?
Are employees paid for time off for dependants?
Does the right to time off for dependants include time off to care for a sick child?
In what circumstances do the time off for dependants provisions apply to employees with adult dependants?
Does the right to time off for dependants include time off for sickness absence caused by grief?
An employee can present a claim to an employment tribunal if
the employer has unreasonably refused him or her time off for dependants.
Employees also have the right not to be dismissed or subjected to any detriment
for exercising their right to time off for dependants. No qualifying period of
employment is necessary to pursue a claim of unfair dismissal in these
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