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maternity/sick/compassionate leave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaternity/sick/compassionate leavematernity/sick/compassionate leavetime that you are allowed to spend away from work because you have had a baby, because you are ill, or because of a personal problem such as the death of a relative leave
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maternity/sick/compassionate leaveI could take the afternoon off from work as sick leave.These work-force-centered benefits helped businesses retain their most valuable employees. Sick leave policies changed.Accumulating days for sick leave proved to be a trap.Generally a trend of sick leave or requests for transfers by other women who have worked for this person will emerge.When they go on sick leave, their aggregate take-home pay is actually higher than when they are on the job.She was then shown a picture taken at the farewell party at Champion Spark Plugs just before Paula went on maternity leave.If the technology is not firm-wide train an extra secretary to cover for others who are on holiday or sick leave.Joe and Eileen were given short compassionate leave and Stephen came home for the funeral.
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