What are the options for an employee who cannot work due to school closures and childcare?


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In this episode 164 of the Podcast I address a question which has arisen frequently since the announcement by Boris Johnson on the 4th January 2021 that schools would close the next day. What are the options for employees impacted by school closures and childcare issues.

In this episode I will cover the various options available including:

  • Time off for dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Holiday
  • Unpaid leave
  • Furlough
  • Temporary changes to terms and conditions

In this episode I also cover some practical guidance including:

  • Checking in with staff regularly for welfare discussions
  • Ensuring that you are being reasonable
  • Managing expectations of staff during this time
  • Being mindful of potential reputation implications of your decisions
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