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(1) Generally

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B.     The right

(1)     Generally

The right is a right to be granted time off work in specified circumstances for specified purposes (ERA 1996 s 52(1)) and to be paid for that time off (ERA 1996 s 53).

It is important to stress that the right is not so much a right to take time off as a right to ask for, and be permitted, time off. If the employer unreasonably denies the employee's right, then the employee's only remedy is to apply to an employment tribunal for compensation; the statute gives the employee no

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