You are required to grant employees 3 days of family responsibility (compassionate) leave per 12 month leave cycle. This is however only applicable to employees who:

  1. Have been employed by you for longer than 4 months; and
  2. Who work at least 4 days a week.

This leave type may be taken when:

  1. An employee’s child is born;
  2. An employee’s child is sick; and
  3. An employee’s spouse or life partner, parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild or sibling dies.

Further points:

  • This leave type does not carry over to the next 12 month cycle.
  • You may require reasonable proof before paying compassionate leave.
  • Employees may take part of a day off instead of the whole day.
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