Annual Leave Policies

Fully compliant, legally robust, leave policies

Emergency leave policy

You will occasionally be able to take short-term emergency leave, for personal reasons such as:

  • If your child is involved in a serious incident at school

  • If your childcare or other arrangements break down, eg if your child’s nursery or school is closed suddenly

  • An urgent domestic crisis, such as a burglary or flood

You need to notify your manager as soon as is reasonably practicable if you need to take emergency leave, and if possible, when you are likely to return to work. If you take emergency leave of half a day or more, this will be deducted from your annual leave entitlement. If you take emergency leave of less than half a day, you should make up the lost time during the next couple of weeks.