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Time off for dependants

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All employees, regardless of their length of service, have the right not to be unreasonably refused a reasonable amount of unpaid time off during working hours to deal with emergencies involving their dependants.

On this page, we look at the operation and management of this statutory right.

You can also refer to our Policy - emergency time off to help dependants.

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