Public duties

Under certain circumstances employers must give employees who hold certain public positions reasonable time off to perform the duties associated with them.

This provision covers such offices, among others, as justice of the peace, prison visitor, members of a local authority, members of district policing partnerships, a statutory tribunal, and certain health and education authorities.

Employers do not have to pay employees for the time taken off for public duties. Further details can be found in the links below

Last updated: 23 April 2019