Time off work

Learn about rights when taking time off work. Find out your right to maternity leave and to return to work after maternity leave. If you are off work because of sickness, find out what pay and benefits you might be entitled to. Learn about what holidays you are entitled to, including bank and public holidays.

This content applies to England

Right to maternity leave, keeping in touch with your employer whilst on leave, and right to return to work including the right to ask for flexible working.

Information statutory and contractual sick pay, benefits available for periods of long-term sickness and what to do if dismissed due to sickness or disability.

Information on the right to time off work on bank holidays and public holidays and the dates of these holidays.

Right to holidays and holiday pay, workers not entitled to paid leave, refusal by employer to allow leave.