The Carers Leave Act is a transformational piece of legislation, which will affect every employer in the UK and will come into force as early as April 2024.
This landmark new workplace law, covering employees in Great Britain, will:
introduce a new and flexible entitlement to one week’s unpaid leave per year for employees who are providing or arranging care for a relative or dependant
- be available from the first day of their employment
- allow employees to take the leave flexibly for planned and foreseen caring commitments
- offer the same employment protections to employees taking this leave that are associated with other forms of family related leave, meaning they will be protected from dismissal or any detriment because of having taken time off.