Article Database - Topic: 'Work and parents' - Keyword: 'Domestic emergencies'

 
Children at work during the school holidays Publication date: 28.06.2016
Article database » Work and parents » Domestic emergencies
An employee has asked if they can bring their child into work for a few days during the school holidays - they’re struggling with childcare and promise that “the little one won’t be any trouble”. Should you say “yes” to help them out?
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Q&A - time off for domestic emergencies Publication date: 25.02.2014
Article database » Work and parents » Domestic emergencies
Q&A - time off for domestic emergencies.. Q. If an employee frequently takes time off to deal with domestic emergencies, can we turn down any further requests? A. Unlike emergencies involving dependants, time off for domestic emergencies, e.g. to deal with a flood, isn’t a statutory right - it’s granted solely at your discretion. Provided you’re...
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Q&A - their child’s school is closed; now what? Publication date: 16.12.2010
Article database » Work and parents » Dependant's leave
Q&A - their child’s school is closed; now what?.. Q . Every winter we receive at least one call from an employee who says they can’t come into work because their child’s school is closed. Can we demand that the time off is taken as annual leave? A. Yes, you can, although there are two potential problems here. The first is that they might not...
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Must an employer help with childcare? Publication date: 11.05.2010
Article database » Discrimination » Sex discrimination
A single mother recently took the Army to tribunal claiming that it had failed to assist with necessary childcare arrangements. She won her case. So does this mean you must provide them, or did this employer make a very big mistake?
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Compassionate leave Publication date: 07.04.2005
Article database » Work and parents » Domestic emergencies
You’ve received several requests for compassionate leave over the past few months. When can you say “no” and how you should deal with such requests as a matter of policy?
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