Sabbaticals

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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to sabbaticals. For more information see the employment law pages.
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Contract clauses

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Sabbatical leave contract clause

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This contract clause explains when and how an employee can request a sabbatical, and how much time they may be granted.

Letters

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Letter approving a sabbatical

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This letter confirms an employee's request to take a sabbatical. The letter confirms the length of the sabbatical and the situation regarding the employee's continuity of service.
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Letter declining a sabbatical

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This letter outlines why the employer has declined the employee's request to take a sabbatical. The template includes various options for why the request has been declined, including that the operational efficiency of the organisation would be affected and that the proposed activities during the sabbatical conflict with the interests of the organisation.

Policies

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Sabbatical leave policy

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This policy sets out an organisation's approach to sabbaticals, stating who is eligible to request taking a sabbatical, and outlining the responsibilities of the employee and employer whilst an employee is on sabbatical. The policy also outlines the organisation’s approach to salary and benefits during sabbaticals and the process for the employee’s return to work.