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NSW NSW Health - Carer Leave for Grandson

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by leanne, 14 May 2015.

  1. leanne

    leanne Member

    28 April 2014
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    I have a permanent part time job with NSW health as a nurse. My grandson has had major surgery and needs full care for a number of months work has told me they will use my holidays then I have to come back or resign.

    Can they do this under employment law? There was nothing mentioned about fax leave they have just deducted my holidays.
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    This topic fits better under Employment Law, rather than Family Law. Someone there will be able to provide a more accurate answer, but I believe the NES provides up to ten days personal leave per year which carers can use to care for a sick family member. I'm unaware of any other provisions that provide for longer-term carer leave on a paid basis.

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