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The provisions for family responsibility leave do not apply to workers who work less than:

  • 4 months for their employer
  • 4 days a week for one employer
  • 24 hours a month, or to
  • leave over and above that provided for by the Act.

Number of Leave Days

Full time workers may take 3 days of paid family responsibility leave during each annual leave cycle (12 month periods from date of employment).

Family responsibility leave expires at the end of the annual cycle.

Based on Legislation in Section 27, of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Reasons for Leave

You may take family responsibility leave:

  • when your child is born
  • when your child is sick
  • in the event of the death of your
    • spouse or life partner
    • parent or adoptive parent
    • grandparent
    • child or adopted child grandchild
    • sibling.

Based on Legislation in Section 27, of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Proof

Employers may require reasonable proof of the birth, illness or death for which a worker requests leave.

Based on Legislation in Section 27, of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your HR consultant for specific and detailed advice.