The Carer’s Leave Act comes into effect in the UK 

New legislation – The Carer’s Leave Act – has come into effect that enables unpaid carers to ask for up to five days leave from their employer every year without risking dismissal. Employees can take time off in full or half days, or in a whole block of five days.  

Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK, says:  

“For the first-time employers will have to think about unpaid carers in their workforce. This is incredibly important because 600 people a day give up work because they’re unable to juggle work and care, so it’s going to help people to manage their caring lives as well as stay in work.” 

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