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Time off work

Updating author: Nicky Stibbs

Summary

  • Employees (and, in some situations, workers) have the legal right to be permitted a reasonable amount of paid or unpaid time off work to enable them to carry out their official functions or for other designated purposes (see Overview).
  • Qualifying employees who are employed by an employer with at least 250 employees have the legal right to make a request in relation to study or training and have their request considered. (See Requests in relation to study or training)
  • An employee (or worker) whose request in relation to paid or unpaid time off work has been refused may bring a complaint to an employment tribunal. (See Complaints to an employment tribunal and Dismissal or selection for redundancy)