Family leave from work

There are a number of legal rights that allow employees to take time off for care of children or other people.


These rights are generally restricted to individuals who have the status of employee.


Employers may also offer additional leave or benefits over and above the minimum legal rights.


The legal rights are:


Maternity leave and rights


Paternity leave and rights


Adoption leave


Parental leave


Shared parental leave


Time off to care for dependants


Request for flexible working

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