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Do employees have the right to take time off work?
Under what circumstances are employees allowed time off work?
Does a fellow worker have the right to time off to act as a companion at a disciplinary or grievance hearing?
What rights do employees who are under notice of redundancy have to take time off work?
Is a redundant employee who has turned down an offer of suitable alternative employment still entitled to paid time off to look for other employment?
Is a redundant employee still entitled to reasonable paid time off to look for other employment while undertaking a trial period of alternative employment?
Are employees legally entitled to take time off work to attend training courses?
Young persons are entitled to time off work for study if they have not achieved prescribed standards of achievement, but what are these prescribed standards?
Apart from young workers are any other workers legally entitled to time off for training?
Is an employer obliged to pay an employee for time off for fertility treatment?
Will an employee who takes time off for fertility treatment be entitled to statutory or contractual sick pay?
Can an employer insist that a part-time employee arrange all her antenatal appointments for times when she is not working?
Do employees have a right to time off to attend doctor or dentist appointments?
If an employee goes abroad for treatment will he or she still be entitled to receive statutory sick pay?
Is the spouse or partner of a pregnant woman entitled to paid time off work to attend scans and other antenatal appointments?
No, employees do not have any statutory entitlement to take time off work to attend adoption placement meetings. However, an employer may permit time off for this reason under its adoption leave policy, in the staff handbook or as a contractual entitlement.
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