What is the right to time off for dependants?

The right to time off for dependants is the right for employees to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off during working hours to take action that is necessary:

  • to provide assistance on an occasion when a dependant falls ill, gives birth or is injured or assaulted:
  • to make arrangements for the provision of care for a dependant who is ill or injured;
  • in consequence of the death of a dependant;
  • because of the unexpected disruption or termination of arrangements for the care of a dependant; or
  • to deal with an incident involving a child of the employee that occurs unexpectedly during a period when the child is attending school.