Birkbeck, University of London Human Resources

Domestic emergencies

In cases of an unexpected domestic crisis or emergency, such as fire, flood or burglary, employees may request to take time off without pay.

Approval for a period of absence due to a domestic emergency will only be given where the situation requires the employee to be absent from work.  Birkbeck may request details to show that the situation is of a sufficiently serious nature as to warrant time off.

Annual leave should always be utilised for a proportion of the time off whenever possible.  The employee concerned must notify his/her manager of the situation at the earliest possible opportunity and keep him/her informed.  Advice on entitlements and eligibility should be sought by the manager from the Human Resources team.

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Date printed: 17/07/2018