Labour and HR Club Q&A
Can you afford a 52% salary increase for all your employees?

Discover how to stand up to striking employees and even completely avoid strikes with the A-Z Guide to Preventing and Managing Strikes...
 

"Is compassionate leave the same as family responsibility leave?"

My employee requested two days’ family responsibility leave to travel to his uncle’s funeral. I know family responsibility leave is for immediate family only so I don’t have to pay him for this day, but he’s asked me to pay him compassionate leave. Does this fall under family responsibility leave?

Added to
  • Leave
  • Family responsibility leave
  • Compassionate leave

Linda
 User  Linda asked at 24 Jan. 2013

 

1 answer

Vote answer I appreciate this answer [0] I am unhappy with this answer [0]
RachelP
 User RachelP answered to question to 24 Jan. 2013
You must decide whether to treat it as an unpaid day off or an annual leave day, there’s nothing in law called compassionate leave although funeral leave falls under family responsibility leave but is usually only for the death of immediate family members (unless you choose to extend this to other family members).



Other questions about Leave

 


RSS Facebook Share the experience
Labour and HR Club
Topics
  • CCMA
  • Discipline
  • Dismissals
  • Employment Equity
  • Employment terms and conditions
  • Foreigners
  • Laws / Acts / DoL
  • Leave
  • Performance management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recruitment
  • Trade unions
TOP ANSWERS 2015
We have an employee who now has 3 traffic tickets for speeding. Can we dismiss him for speeding in a company vehicle?[read more]
Published at 08 Jun. 2015 1 answer
If an employee has gone AWOL, and the employer holds a disciplinary hearing where he dismiss the employee. Is the...[read more]
Published at 18 Jun. 2015 1 answer
If employees don't normally work on a Sunday and we require some of them to work for business reasons, what would be...[read more]
Published at 11 Jun. 2015 1 answer
After working for 2 months at new company, which was my probation period, I received an email after leaving work that my...[read more]
Published at 03 Jun. 2015 1 answer
If an employee goes on maternity leave, does her annual leave accrue during maternity leave?[read more]
Published at 10 Jun. 2015 1 answer
We have recently learned that one of our employees was allegedly dismissed from a previous place of employ for taking...[read more]
Published at 22 May. 2015 1 answer
Video Archive Video club