5.5 Domestic Leave

5.5.1 Where an employee must stay home to attend to a member of the household who through illness becomes dependent on the employee, leave on full pay of up to 8 days in any one year may be granted as a charge against the employee’s sick leave entitlement. This person will in most cases be the employee’s child, parent or partner but may be another member of the employee’s family or household.

5.5.2 Such leave is to be treated as though it were due to the employee’s own sickness and set off against the employee’s own total sick leave entitlement. Its application in relation to notice and evidence of illness shall be consistent with 5.4.4 and 5.4.5 above.

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