Companies must ensure that no employee is discriminated against because they have a sabbatical directive, for example. B the application of a part-time team member should be considered in the same way as a full-time worker. All applications must be considered fairly and on an equal footing. Sabbatical employees who are still working in the company may be included in the choice for dismissal. The terms of sabbatical agreements and any policy are crucial. When the continuity of the employment relationship is terminated, the worker is no longer employed and is not entitled to dismissal. If the employment continues during the sabbatical, the same risks and dismissal obligations apply as for the rest of the staff. There is no correct or wrong answer to how you decide to structure sabbaticals in your company, but the requirement for employees to resign could lead to limited acceptance. As sabbaticals are not covered by UK law, a sabbatical may be refused by your employer.
However, most of them will provide clear, business-related reasons for rejecting a sabbatical request so as not to remove the employee. The continuity of the employee`s service can be preserved, so that he remains a collaborator. Continuity, for example, is the question of whether the worker would have the right to bring an action for unjustified dismissal. If the sabbatical is not paid, the contract can be terminated with an offer to reopen after the sabbatical. As part of its consultation response published in May 2018, “Strengthening the status of qualified teachers and improving the professional promotion of teachers”, the Ministry of National Education committed to setting up a work-related sabbatical pilot project for teachers who had been working for at least 10 years. The pilot project is expected to begin in September 2019; However, no further details were released about this after the first announcement. As there is no specific legislation for sabbaticals, HR has relatively carte blanche to define the sabbatical policy and the terms of sabbatical agreements. . . .