Time off

Employees have the right to reasonable time off to carry out certain public duties.

Key points

Time off for public duties

An employee is entitled to a reasonable amount of time off if they are a:

Reasonable time off

Qualifying employees will be allowed reasonable time off to go to meetings, or carry out duties. The amount of time off must be agreed with employers before taking any time off. Employers will be allowed to refuse time off if it us unreasonable, however, the law does not specify a set amount of time.

What may be classed as reasonable will depend on:

Who doesn't qualify for time off

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