Compassionate, Parental, Family Emergency & Domestic Leave

Compassionate, Parental, Family Emergency & Domestic Leave

Compassionate Leave

Whether or not there is a statutory right to unpaid leave, see section below, compassionate leave of up to 5 days (pro-rata) paid leave, in any 12 month period, is available to all employees. If additional time is needed it may be possible to take annual or unpaid leave by agreement. Usually compassionate leave is granted in cases of bereavement or to deal with very serious domestic or family circumstances. Any requests for such leave should be raised with your line manager initially, and will be considered sympathetically and in confidence. Cases will be examined and leave allocated on an individual circumstances basis; further advice is available from the HR Department. For information on statutory rights on unpaid Parental Leave and Time Off for Dependants/Family Emergency please click on the link below:

Statutory rights to request unpaid Parental Leave and Time Off for Dependants/Family Emergency

Personal Emergencies

An employee who needs time to deal with personal emergencies is advised to discuss the issue with their line manager. For normal domestic emergencies not covered by statutory rights, an employee will, within reason, be expected to use annual leave and/or flexi time leave. Further advice is available from the HR Department.

Jury Duty

An employee who receives notification of selection for Jury Duty will need to let their manager and the HR department know immediately, and provide the letter received. The University will continue to pay the employee's salary as usual during the period of Jury Duty.