Care leave

If someone close to you requires care, you can choose to take care leave. These are people for whom you are clearly responsible, such as:

  • Your partner 
  • Your children 
  • Members of your family

In some cases, you may also take care leave in order to care for:

  • A member of your household, such as your live-in mother-in-law
  • Other social contacts, such as friends or neighbours

Because you will almost always be required to forfeit your salary during care leave, you may well consider the option of using up your holiday hours instead. 

You can contact your supervisor to discuss your personal situation.

Short-term leave

You are entitled to a maximum of three days of short-term leave per year.

Requests 

You will need to notify your supervisor about your request. You will need to specify the reason for your leave, and clarify what the extent and probable duration of your leave will be. You will also need to notify the personnel officer from your department about your request.

Short-term care leave

You are entitled to a maximum of ten days of short-term care leave per year. 

Requests 

You will need to notify your supervisor about your request. You will need to specify the reason for your leave, and clarify what the extent and probable duration of your leave will be. You will also need to notify the personnel officer from your department about your request.

Long-term care leave

The period of long-term care leave to which you are entitled is equivalent to a maximum of six times the number of hours that you work per week, spread over a period of twelve weeks. Long-term care leave is unpaid leave.

Requests 

You will need to contact the personnel officer from your department about your request.

Leave No loss of salary No loss of pension accrual Accrual of holiday hours
Short-term leave 100%                v                v
Short-term care leave 70%                v                v
Long-term care leave                x Employee pays 100% of the premium                v

Contact

Need help? Get in touch with your personnel HR officer.

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