Employment law cases

Qua v John Ford Morrison Solicitors [2003] IRLR 184 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Time off for dependants: First consideration of dependants' leave entitlement

    9 May 2003

    In Qua v John Ford Morrison Solicitors, the EAT holds that the statutory right to take a "reasonable amount of time off" to care for dependants is a right that applies during working hours to enable employees to deal with the variety of specified unexpected or sudden events affecting their dependants, and in order to make any "necessary" longer-term arrangements for their care.