Time off work
You have the right to have time off work paid at your normal wage rate in most cases. How much time off you can have depends on two things:
- if the time off is a protected by law – is it a statutory right;
- if the time off is included in your contract – is it part of the agreement between you and your employer.
Read your contract to see what it says about time off.
You must tell your manager or supervisor at work you want time off before you take it. The amount of notice you have to give might not be included in your contract so speak to your manager or supervisor as soon as you know you want time off.
There are different reasons why you can take time off work.
Time off for family reasons
Time off for personal reasons
Time off for holidays
If you have problems getting time off work, choose Problems at Work below:
Many employees and workers have a statutory right to ask your employer to change the pattern of hours you work to suit you better. Everyone who is an employee and who has worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks has this right. Find information about what flexible working is and how to ask for it from;
A trade union is an organised group of workers who join together to protect their rights at work and to give support to people when they have problems at work. You should be able to join a trade union if you want to.
If you are having problems about joining or being in a trade union choose problems at Work below:
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