Time Off for Dependants

Time off for dependants is a right allowing employees to take a reasonable amount of time off work to deal with certain unexpected or sudden emergencies and to make any necessary longer-term arrangements.

If you are an employer you may also wish to visit the Business Link website, which provides practical advice for business.

If you are an employee please refer to the Directgov website which has information on all employment rights including work and families.

If you require further help Acas produce a number of useful guidance publications for both employers and employees.  Acas also operate a helpline to answer employment questions: 08457 47 47 47 (open from 08.00 - 18.00 Monday to Friday).

Links to these and other useful sources of information and guidance can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Employment advisors and practitioners will find our detailed guidance and frequently asked questions on time off for dependants helpful.

Family emergency: your right to time off

Time off for dependants - Introduction and frequently asked questions (faq)