Carers’ leave
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Carers’ leave

All employees have the right to unpaid carers’ leave of five (5) working days per year, to provide personal care or support for a serious medical reason in the following scenarios:

  • to a relative 
  • to a person who lives in the same household as the worker


Medical proof is to be provided by the employee that the relative, or person who lives in the same household as the worker and in relation to whom carers’ leave is requested, is suffering from an illness and is in need of care and support.


This entitlement is regulated by: The Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations,2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​This page was last updated on 12/05/2020. 


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Department for Industrial and Employment Relations 
121, Melita​​ Street,
Valletta - Malta 
VLT 1121​

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