Do I get time off for illnesses and other personal emergencies?

4. Tell your employer when you need personal emergency leave

Tell your employer as soon as you know you need to take personal emergency leave.

If you have to start your leave before talking to your employer, contact them as soon as you can to say you need the leave.

Tell your employer why you need personal emergency leave and for how long.

Proving that you told your employer

If you speak to your employer in person or by phone, make sure that you also send your employer an email or give them a note to confirm when you spoke and what you said.

That way, you have proof that you told your employer about needing personal emergency leave. This will help you if your employer tries to punish you for taking time off work.

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