Family Responsibility Leave

Family responsibility leave applies to an employee who has been in employment with an employer for longer than four (4) months, and who works on at least four days a week.
An employer shall grant an employee during each annual leave cycle at the request of an employee, a total of (3) days paid leave, which the employee is entitled to take, either when;

  • The employee’s child is born;
  • The employee’s child is sick.
  • In the event of death of: The employee’s spouse or life partner; or
  • the employee’s parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adoptive child, grandchild or sibling.


Note: Learners participating in a Learnership will qualify for (3) days paid Family Responsibility Leave if they have been employed by the Company for more than 4 months and more than 4 days a week.

Before paying an employee for leave in terms of this policy, the Company may require reasonable proof of an event which the leave was required.

Requests for Family Responsibility Leave must be in writing on the Company’s Leave Application form, which must be authorised by the Head of Department.

Once authorised, the original leave application must be filed on the employee’s personal file and the duplicate returned to the employee.

An employee’s unused entitlement to leave in terms of this policy lapses at the end of the annual leave cycle in which it accrues.

Employees who have used all their Family Responsibility leave may, subject to the approval of the Head of Department, apply for Annual Leave and/or Unpaid Leave.

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