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For whom may Force Majeure leave be taken?

Force majeure leave may be taken in respect of the illness or injury of one the following persons:

  • A child or adoptive child of an Employee,
  • A spouse or partner of an Employee,
  • A person to whom the Employee is acting in loco parentis,
  • A brother or sister of an Employee,
  • A parent or grandparent of an Employee, or
  • A person with whom the Employee lives in a relationship of domestic dependency. This includes any person who resides with a staff member who, in the event of their injury or illness, would reasonably rely on that Employee to make arrangements for the provision of care. This includes, but is not limited to same sex partners. 

Entitlement

Force majeure leave entitlement is a maximum of 3 days’ paid leave in a 12 month period, subject to a maximum of 5 days’ leave in a 36 month period.  An Employer may record part of a working day as 1 force majeure day.