Compassionate leave

This policy explains how much time you can take off if you have a domestic crisis at home.

  • A domestic incident may include:
  1. the death of a partner, close relative or a person with whom you have a close relationship;
  2. a domestic catastrophe, such as a household fire.  
  • You can take up to five days paid leave a year (based on the hours you work), subject to approval from your Head of School/Service.
  • If you need more than five days leave, you can ask your Head of School/Service if you can take unpaid leave.