This policy is non-contractual and does not form part of your terms and conditions of employment and may be varied or withdrawn at any time without notice. However, this is not applicable to any statutory rights you may have.
If you have a family crisis, the Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006 gives you a limited right to a period of leave from work, this is known as Force Majeure Leave. It arises where, for urgent family reasons, you are immediately required owing to an injury or illness of a close family member.
All colleagues Ireland and Kelly Secondment Employees (KSEs).
In the event of an emergency relating to a close family member, you may be required to offer immediate support. To facilitate this, you are eligible for up to 3 days paid leave in a 12 month period or 5 days in a 36 month period.
This policy does not cover bereavement leave, if you find yourself in a position where you require bereavement leave, please refer to the Bereavement Leave policy.
A close family member is defined as the following:
Your child or adopted child Your husband, wife or partner Your parent or grandparent Your brother or sister A person to whom you have a duty of care (that is, he/she is acting in loco parentis) A person you are in a relationship of domestic dependency with
Should you wish to take Force Majeure Leave, you must notify your Kelly Line Manager as soon as reasonably possible. This notification must be in writing, confirming the dates of leave you have taken and the reasons why. You may be also asked to provide medical evidence.
It is the responsibility of your Kelly Line Manager to advise the HR team who will keep a record of any force majeure time you have taken during the course of your employment.