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This policy sets out the Company’s policy in relation to sabbaticals, which usually last between [insert number, eg two] and [insert number, eg six] months. During a sabbatical, your employment will continue but your right to salary and[ certain] other benefits will be suspended.[ If you wish instead to take a longer career break, see the Company’s Career Breaks Policy, which is available from the [HR department].]
This policy applies only to employees. It does not apply to agency workers, consultants[, contractors], volunteers[, interns] or casual workers.
This policy has been [agreed OR implemented following consultation] with [[enter name of relevant trade union(s)] OR [enter name of works council] OR [enter name of staff association]].
This policy does not form part of any contract of employment and the Company may amend it at any time.
Sabbaticals are granted at the absolute discretion of the Company, and the Company’s decision is final.
[You may wish to request a sabbatical for a variety of reasons, including: OR The circumstances in which the Company may consider a sabbatical are:]
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