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Carers Leave

The Carer’s Leave Act, 2001 came into operation on July 2001. The main purpose of the Act is to provide for a new entitlement for employees to avail of up to 104 weeks temporary unpaid carer’s leave to enable them to personally provide full-time care for persons who are in need of such care (hereafter referred to as a “relevant person”).

During an absence on Carer’s Leave, an employee shall be...