LeaveThere are various reasons for which you, as an employee, will be permitted to take time off work, often while still receiving pay. These reasons include:

  • Sickness: All employees are entitled to time off work due to sickness while receiving sick pay at either a legal minimum, or at a higher rate offered as part of a company sick pay scheme. More information on the requirements for receiving sick pay, what to do in the event of long term illness and company sick pay schemes can be found in our guide on¬†Sickness Leave, Sick Pay and SSP.
  • Maternity/Paternity: Expectant parents are entitled to time off work in order to care for their child during and after pregnancy. Both the mother and father are entitled to time off, though of different lengths.¬†
  • Holiday: All employees are entitled to holiday at a minimum of 28 days per annum.¬†

More general information about each type of leave, including more on holiday allowances, what to do if leave appears to be unfairly distributed, and what to do if time off is needed for a medical gender reassignment procedure can be found in the following articles:

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