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Things you have unplanned days off for

Working out what you can have time off for and what you can’t is difficult. There’s a fine line between looking after a sick child and caring for a sick pet. There’s also a fine line between taking time when a loved one is seriously ill or when they’re suffering from something everyone knows they’ll recover from. We’ll tell you where you can draw that line.

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Your basic rights give you time off for lots of reasons including time off for trade union duties and activities. If you take time off for this sort of thing, you might not be paid though.

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If you’re being made redundant, the law allows for time off so you can search for new work. You need to have worked for at least 2 years for this benefit to kick in.

Why some people never get sick

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If you’re being made redundant, the law allows for time off so you can search for new work. You need to have worked for at least 2 years for this benefit to kick in.

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You have the right to paid time off for ante natal care. Thankfully, this applies from the day you start work. Paid maternity or paternity leave is also an entitlement you can rely on.

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The law also provides for flexible working. That means that start and finish times could be altered to make life easier for you. This flexibility doesn’t cover unforeseen events occurring as it has to be organised ahead of time between you and your line-manager.

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In the UK we don’t have “duvet days” like Americans do so you need a good reason for not being in at short notice.

Why some people never get sick

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In the UK we don’t have “duvet days” like Americans do so you need a good reason for not being in at short notice.

Why some people never get sick

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Sickness is just about the only thing you can take time off from work for without giving notice.

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If you need time off for other stuff like moving home on a week day, you need to book it as holiday as most employment contracts don’t allow for random days off without notice.

Why some people never get sick

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If you need time off for other stuff like moving home on a week day, you need to book it as holiday as most employment contracts don’t allow for random days off without notice.

Why some people never get sick

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