Employment law gives employees various entitlements to leave from work ranging from holidays to parental leave. Find out how your leave is calculated.
Sick leave and sick pay
Your entitlement to paid sick leave from employment will depend on your contract of employment.
Other types of leave from work
The law gives an employee a limited right to leave from work in time of family crisis (force majeure). Find out about compassionate leave, jury service and career breaks.
This gives a list of the nine public holidays and describes employees' entitlement to paid time off for these.
The Parental Leave Act 1998 as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 allows parents to take parental leave in respect of certain children.
The Carers Leave Act 2001 allows employees to take unpaid time off work to provide full-time care for people that require this care.
All female employees are entitled to maternity leave from work immediately before and after the birth of their child.
People who adopt children may be entitled to leave from employment. This leave is called adoptive leave. Find out what this means and how to apply.
Information about statutory paternity leave, which is available from September 2016.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000. The Phone Service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm during January 2017. You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre.