In these circumstances, we would recommend that you postpone the formal meeting until such time as the company will permit external visitors to its premises again, unless the meeting can take place via conference/video call.
Subject to certain conditions, employees have the statutory right to unpaid Emergency Volunteering Leave of one, two, three or four weeks within a block of 16 weeks. An employee must provide three working days’ notice of their intention to take the leave, in a specified form. Where an employee gives such notice, this cannot be refused. An employee has the right not to suffer a detriment for taking (or requesting to take) the leave and a dismissal for this reason would be automatically unfair.
If your business has fewer than ten members of staff, employees cannot take this type of leave.
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