Force Majeure Leave
Employees may avail of Force Majeure Leave with pay for unplanned, extreme and urgent family reasons, where an immediate family member suffers an illness or injury and the employee’s immediate presence with the injured party is absolutely indispensable.
Force Majeure Leave is to a maximum of 3 days in a consecutive 12-month period and a maximum of 5 days in a 36 month period. Absence for part of a day is counted as one day of Force Majeure Leave. Family members are defined as:
- Child/Adoptive Child
- Spouse or Partner (only where partner is living with employee)
Force Majeure Leave will only apply in cases where the employee’s personal presence is indispensable. If an alternative person (other family member, friend, babysitter) can be found to deal with the situation then this will not apply.