One of the main difficulties for line managers is trying to meet goals and deadlines with a variable workforce, ie one with a high level of absence. The reasons for absence will be many, including sickness. Some may well be because the employee has to support a dependant in a crisis or someone who needs longer term care.
This guide looks at:
Employee rights in law
Time off for dependants: the law
Managing the situation
How the HR department can help.
The law gives employees the right to take time off for family reasons in a number of different situations. These are:
leave for maternity, paternity and adoption, and shared parental leave
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