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Compassionate leave

Permission to take leave on social or compassionate grounds with or without salary is stipulated in the Basic Collective Agreement, section 22 ( (Norwegian) but is conditional on the employer’s discretionary assessment in each case. An application for compassionate leave is addressed to the employee’s immediate superior at the relevant unit.

Compassionate leave with pay

  • The joint provisions in section 22 of the Basic Collective Agreement permit leave with pay to be granted on the basis of compassionate considerations.
  • During the year, compassionate leave on full pay may be granted for a maximum of 12 work days or 24 work days with 50% pay. Part-time employees may have the same number of days of leave as employees in full-time positions.
  • Line management at the local HR administrative level has the responsibility for assessing whether a situation justifies the granting of compassionate leave.
  • Applications for compassionate leave with pay are to be made through the HR portal, see user guide.
  • Read more about compassionate leave with pay (Norwegian)

Doctor appointments

  • Employees can also be given time-off with pay for appointments with the doctor etc. during working hours.
  • In this respect it may be natural to differentiate between full-time and part-time employees.

Compassionate leave without pay

  • The employer has the overall authority to make decisions in the case of applications for unpaid compassionate leave, and each particular case must be assessed. A discretionary assessment must be made on the basis of the interests of the employee and employment considerations.
  • Line management must assess applications for unpaid compassionate leave at the local HR administrative level.
  • Applications for compassionate leave without pay are to be made on the application form for leave of absence (excel).
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Published Feb. 9, 2010 8:53 AM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2019 10:22 AM