• The right to time off to deal with an emergency involving a dependant applies to all employees, regardless of gender, age or length of service. General Qualifying ConditionsWhat is Time Off for Dependants?

  • In the NHS most staff are employed under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions. These refer to time off for dependants as “leave for domestic reasons” and states that the expectation is that relatively short periods of such leave will be paid. What is Time Off for Dependants?

  • A dependant can be an employee’s spouse or partner, parent or child, or someone who lives with the employee who is not a lodger, boarder or their employee. What is a Dependant?

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