Frequently Asked Questions

Can a governor take time off work because he/she is a governor?

The Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees the right to have time off to perform official duties, as long as ‘time off’ is reasonable in the particular circumstances. If a governor is in employment, they should clarify with their employer the conditions for releasing employees from work and whether this would be with or without pay.


Posted Feb 4, 2009 by Peter Higgins

Where I work, Time off with pay is acceptable, usually 3 days a year because you are serving the community

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