The Carer's Leave Regulations 2024 introduces a new statutory right to unpaid carer's leave for employees.

The regulations come into force on 6th April 2024 and entitle employees to be absent on leave for the purpose of providing or arranging care for a dependant with a long-term care need. Any employee who meets the eligibility criteria will be able to take leave, regardless of their length of service.

Leave will be available to be take in increments of half days or individual days, up to a maximum of one week in total, to be taken over a 12-month period.

During any period of carer's leave, an employee is entitled to the benefit of all their terms and conditions, apart from the right to remuneration, and will remain subject to all their usual obligations. 

Employees taking carer's leave will have the same employment protections available to employees taking other forms of family-related leave, including protection from detriment and dismissal associated to the fact that they took or sought to take carer's leave.

For more information on how this affects you, then please do contact us on 0121 746 3300 / 08081668860 or email Emma-Louise Hewitt at or Carina Jheeta at


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