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Compassionate and Domestic Leave

Staff are entitled to reasonable time off for dealing with a domestic emergency or a bereavement.

Domestic Leave may be taken where a person who depends on you (such as a spouse or child) falls ill, requires care arrangements, or is involved with an incident.

Compassionate Leave is time away from work to help you come to terms with the death of a loved one.

Further information is available in the policy and guidance documents below.

Temporary increase to Domestic Leave entitlement

Please note that for the current leave year (1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022), the University has increased the entitlement for Domestic Leave from fours days to two weeks (pro-rated for part-time staff) to help staff with caring responsibilities manage the demands of home-schooling.  More information is available on HR's Coronavirus page.

Policy and guidance

Form - Application for Compassionate and Domestic Leave.docx

Guidelines - Time Off for Domestic Incidents.pdf

Policy - Compassionate and Domestic Leave.pdf

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