Advise an employee on the qualifying criteria for time off in relation to dependants

Key points

  • Employees have the right to take time off to deal with situations relating to their dependants in certain circumstances. This covers, for example, incidents at school involving their child, and the unexpected disruption of care arrangements for a dependant.
  • Dependants include spouses and civil partners, children and parents, as well as people who live with the employee, but the definition extends beyond this in relation to certain situations.

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