paradeem wrote:Does someone know if your sister in-law considered immediate family.
This is the policy if the reason for your question relates to time off/other leave.
Dependant’s leave: Where there is an immediate need to make alternative care arrangements for a dependant (e.g. their child-minder is sick). Leave is normally one day unpaid with further days either unpaid or covered by annual holiday.
Family emergency leave: Where there is an immediate need to deal with a more serious emergency to do with a dependant e.g. they are injured, give birth, or there is a death. Leave is normally one day with pay, with further days either unpaid or covered by annual holiday. Exceptional circumstances might warrant three days with pay.
Bereavement: It’s an upsetting time when someone close to you passes away. Managers will do their best to allow you time to deal with your loss. • Your manager can provide you with up to one week’s paid leave for immediate family, e.g. next of kin or blood relative (spouse, civil partner, child, parent or sibling), to support you during this difficult time. • If a member of your family, e.g. grandparent or parent-in-law passes away, your manager can give you one day’s paid leave to attend the funeral. • For wider family or friends, you can agree with your manager whether to swap shifts, make up the time, take unpaid leave or holiday.
Family events: There are often events where you have no control over their date or time, e.g. a wedding or school concert. In these situations you should speak to your manager who may be able to give you holiday, or arrange for you to make up the time, swap your shift or take unpaid leave.
Long-term care for a dependant: It can be hard balancing work and caring for a dependant who is ill or unable to look after themselves. In these circumstances you should speak to your manager, who can help you explore your options. These may include alternative shift patterns or a flexible working arrangement. In longer term situations, unpaid leave of up to six months or a career break of up to two years can be arranged