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Unpaid Leave for Carers
The Carer’s Leave Act 2001-2006 sets out to permit Employees to avail of unpaid leave from employment for the purposes of providing full time care and attention to a person requiring it.
The suitability of the Employee to provide care, and the requirements of the person in respect of whom leave is to be taken are determined by a Deciding Officer of the Department of Social Protection.
To be eligible for leave the Employee must:
- have completed one year of service, and
- be approved by the Department of Social Protection to provide full-time care to the person requiring it.
An Employee may avail of up to 104 weeks’ Carer’s leave in respect of each relevant person. This may be extended to 208 weeks in certain circumstances.