Time off for family and dependants (compassionate leave)
If you're an employee you're allowed to take time off work to deal with an emergency involving a dependant.
A dependant could be a spouse, partner, child, grandchild, parent or anyone who depends on you for care.
Visit GOV.UK for information on:
- how much time you get
- what counts as an emergency
- what to do if you have problems at work when you take time off
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