Leave and Absence

  • a man in a garden

    Guide

    Garden Leave

    In this guide, we'll discuss what garden leave is, employee rights during this type of leave, and the benefits it can bring.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • A woman clutching her stomach

    Guide

    Menstrual Leave

    In this guide, we'll discuss what menstrual leave is, the benefits of offering it, as well as how you can create your own menstrual leave policy.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • a woman holding a mug sitting on a couch

    Guide

    Unpaid Leave

    In this guide, we'll discuss what unpaid leave is, the different types, and how to manage it successfully in your company.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • a woman sat on a cliff with a sunset

    Guide

    Sabbatical Leave

    Read our guide where we'll discuss what sabbatical leave is, how long it can last, and how to manage it in your business.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • a woman running in the countryside

    Guide

    Annual Leave

    In this guide, we'll discuss what annual leave is, how much holiday employees get, and what the legal minimum requirements are.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
  • Someone feeding their baby some food.

    Guide

    Shared Parental Leave

    When it comes to time off for parents, employees have several rights and requirements. To gain a suitable work-life balance, your staff can apply for Shared Parental Leave.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
View all leave and absence guides
  • Pension

    Blog

    Work and Pensions Secretary sets out details of Back to Work Plan

    The new Work and Pensions Secretary, Liz Kendall, has confirmed the Government’s commitments to its manifesto Back to Work Plan arguing that it is critical to plans to secure sustained economic growth

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • sick leave

    Blog

    Prime Minister sets out reform measures to tackle 'sick note culture'

    Almost 11 million fit notes were issued last year, with an overwhelming 94% of those signed “not fit for work”. And that, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said, is a problem that must be tackled with more help for people to get the appropriate support they may need to remain in work.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula Team Peninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • Sickness leave

    Blog

    Reform to SSP and fit notes proposed

    Given the high rates of sickness absence in the UK, there have been recent calls for reform of both the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system and the fit note process.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • Seasonal workers

    Blog

    HR considerations when preparing for seasonal workers

    As the days start to get longer, for businesses where work fluctuates because of seasonal peaks and troughs, how the busy summer season will be staffed may be a consideration many are now starting to think about.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • Absence due to sickness

    Blog

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • people celebrating Eid

    Blog

    Do I have to allow staff to take time off and work flexibly during Ramadan?

    Soon, many Muslims will be observing Ramadan. And if this includes any of your staff, be aware that they may struggle to manage their work commitments during this time…

    Kate Palmer FCIPD - Director of HR Advice and Consultancy at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula.
    Kate PalmerHR Advice and Consultancy Director
    • Leave and Absence
View all leave and absence blogs
  • Free Download

    If you have never created a written warning letter for sickness absence before, there's no need to stress - Peninsula has a template you can download for free.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula Team Peninsula Team
    • Leave and Absence
  • Free Download

    This employment law guide explores the basics of shared parental leave and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
  • Free Download

    Employees have a statutory right to take time off work to deal with emergencies involving a dependant. It is often mistaken for the right to take time off for any kind of emergency, however, it is not.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
  • Free Download

    This employment law guide explores the basics of maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental & parental leave and time off for dependants and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
  • Free Download

    This employment law guide explores the basics of sickness absence and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
  • Free Download

    This employment law guide explores the basics of employee annual leave entitlement and offers guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls.

    Peninsula Logo
    Peninsula GroupHR and Health & Safety Experts
    • Leave and Absence
View all leave and absence downloads

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the latest news & tips that matter most to your business in our monthly newsletter.