Applying for Emergency Special Leave
For unexpected or emergency situations, employees should contact their line manager as soon as possible, to advise that the leave is required, to explain their situation and the time they need off work.
As detailed in this policy it is appreciated that if the employee has an emergency that they must attend to, time off will be granted to accommodate unexpected or emergency situations in line with the provisions of this policy.
The line manager will complete either a Bereavement Leave or Emergency Leave Request form and submit it to Employee Wellbeing so that the leave can be recorded.
Where an employee requires additional time to that provided for within this policy, additional unpaid or annual leave may be requested and agreed with their line manager, as appropriate.
Click and Submit special leave forms
Click and Contact forms for additional support and advice
Employee Wellbeing Advisers are available to advise and support managers and individual members of staff on the application of this policy:
A free, confidential and independent employee assistance programme is available to all employees of Ulster University 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Inspire Workplace gives staff access to highly trained, professional staff with no referral necessary.
Further information can be found on the staff portal.
This policy should be reviewed in conjunction with a review of the Sickness Absence Policy and Ill Health Capability Procedure in consultation with the Trade Unions.
Minor revisions to clarify, update or aid with the administration of above documentation including this policy may be made by the University Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee and the JUCNC.