Q. How much notice must I give to my employer?
An Application must be made to the Minister for Social, Community & Family Affairs for a decision as to whether the person to be cared for is a relevant person, i.e. in need of full-time care and attention.
Your employer must be provided with at least six weeks' written notice which must state:
your proposal to take carer's leave
the proposed date of commencement of the leave, its duration and the manner in which it is proposed to be taken
that an application has been made to the Minister for Social, Community & Family Affairs for a decision that the person to be cared for is a relevant person, or, where appropriate, that the decision of a deciding officer is under appeal.
However, you are allowed to give less than six weeks' notice, where in 'exceptional or emergency circumstances' it is 'not reasonably practicable' to do so. In such a case, notice must be given as soon as is 'reasonably practicable.