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Carer’s Leave Bill gains Royal Assent and becomes the Carer’s Leave Act!
Passing this Bill will now provide much-needed employment rights for people who juggle their unpaid caring responsibilities with paid employment.
Carers UK has been campaigning to get the Act through parliament and hopes to achieve up to 10 days’ paid leave from work for all carers in employment. More information will follow about implementation timeframes as this will make a big impact on employers.
Employees taking their carer’s leave entitlement will be subject to the same employment protections that are associated with other forms of family-related leave, meaning they will be protected from dismissal or any detriment as a result of having taken time off.