Compassionate Leave

INTRODUCTION

1. Compassionate Leave is intended to provide paid leave, in the event of the death of an employee's immediate family member.


ELIGIBILITY

2. UCC employees under a contract of employment for at least one (1) year are entitled to Compassionate Leave.


ENTITLEMENT

3. Employees are entitled to either one (1) or three (3) days' paid Compassionate Leave in the event of the death of an immediate relative (see guidelines).


GUIDELINES

4. a. Employees are entitled to three (3) days' Compassionate Leave in the event of the death of:

  • A parent
  • Spouse/partner
  • Brother/sister
  • Child
  • A person to whom the employee is in loco parentis
  • A dependent residing with the employee, if the employee is responsible for funeral arrangements

b. Employees are entitled to one (1) day's Compassionate Leave in the event of the death of:

  • Mother/father in-law
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Aunt/Uncle


5. Compassionate Leave is intended to provide paid leave, in the event of the death of an employee's immediate relative. By its nature, Compassionate Leave cannot be notified in advance. However, as soon as is practical, within five (5) working days of return to work, a Compassionate Leave Form should be completed and given to the relevant Supervisor/Head of Department/Manager.


6. The University wishes to state that all matters appropriate to reasons for this type of leave, and any relevant documentation, will remain strictly confidential.


PROCEDURE

7. On the day in question, the employee should notify his/her Supervisor/Head of Department/Manager, as early as possible, of the intention to take Compassionate Leave.

8. As soon as is practical and within five (5) working days after the employee's return to work, the Compassionate Leave Form should be completed and approved by the relevant Supervisor/Head of Department/Manager.

9. Once completed, please forward completed application form to Anne Dennehy (anne.dennehy@ucc.ie), Department of Human Resources

 

APPLICATION FORM

Application Form for Compassionate Leave

 

Human Resources

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Ground Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC

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