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Q. What is Force Majeure Leave?

The Parental Leave Acts 1998-2006 gives all employees a right to limited leave with pay for family crises.  This leave is called Force Majeure Leave.  It may be availed of where, owing to injury or the illness of specified relatives, the immediate presence of the employee is required at the place where the family member is.

Relatives include:

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Spouses (including common law spouses)
  • Grandparents
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Persons in a relationship of domestic dependency, including same-sex partners
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