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How to deal with requests for study leave

by in Employment Law, HR - Human Resources, Staff

Some employees who have worked for their employer continuously for at least 26 weeks have a legal right (S63D Employment Rights Act 1996) to request time off (usually unpaid) to study, if it will help to improve their contribution to their employer’s business and provided there are at least 250 people working in their organisation.

Other than this right, employees do not have any rights to ask for training/study leave, but as an organisation you will need to be prepared for such requests as set out properly accommodating study leave requests can be a useful motivational and retention opportunity… [PLUS member content]

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