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Advice needed: Sabbatical leave from work

Posted by Helen* - Created: 13 years ago
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Posted by Helen* - 13 years ago

Thank you very much, youve been really helpful! Helen

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Posted by No.6 - 13 years ago

You do have legal rights in this regard, see here:


Basically, it appears you can request between 6 and 11 months of unpaid leave provided that you've been working for your company for 36 months consecutively and that you have 6 years' professional experience in your job.  Acceptance of your request may be delayed, however, or refused in some circumstances if the company has less than 200 employees.

Naturally, it would be better if you can come to some kind of amicable arrangement with the HR Dept., if only to have a reasonable job to come back to if you need it!