5.2 Domestic Leave

5.2.1 Where an employee has an unused sick leave entitlement paid leave of up to five working days in any one year may be granted to an employee who finds it essential to remain at home where the employee’s spouse, or a person who depends on the employee for care, is sick or injured.

5.2.2 Domestic leave is to be treated as though it were due to the employee's own sickness and set off against the employee's own sick leave entitlement. Its application in relation to notice and evidence of illness shall be consistent with 5.1.4 and 5.1.5 above.

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