leave of absence


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leave of absence

A period of time spent away from one's job or duty with the express permission of one's employer, supervisor, etc. They let him take a leave of absence to care for his mother after her car accident. She's taking a leave of absence to finish her master's degree.
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leave of absence

a period of time away from one's job, with the employer's permission. Mr. Takaguchi is on leave of absence because he is going back to school. His leave of absence is expected to end next month.
See also: absence, leave, of

leave of ˈabsence

(formal) permission to be away from work for a particular period of time: Several of my colleagues have had leave of absence to go on training courses.
See also: absence, leave, of
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But, in the study group, the men who were current caregivers were 159 percent more likely than the women who were current caregivers to be planning to ask for a leave of absence.
Sivajilingham of Tamil National Alliance made intervention and urged that such leave of absence should not be granted to Kandasamy Kamalendran.
Mr Squire said that the Labour group's recommendation not to grant leave of absence would go before a committee for formal approval but that since they held 63 of the 83 council seats it was a clear statement of the authority's policy.
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health.
Middle-school teacher Safoorah Khan alleges that the school district that hired her in 2007 violated her First Amendment rights in November 2008 when officials turned down two requests for an unpaid leave of absence.
Bove said he has taken a six-week leave of absence, ending with the Sept.
The child's leave of absence from a post-secondary educational institution; or
I do not know why these people are on leave of absence.
She said: "Under current regulations, schools can grant up to 10 days leave of absence for term time family holidays if they believe that there are special reasons which justify the time off.
Ricciardi approved a three- day leave of absence for the adoption only to call and ask him to return since the Blue Jays were going to face a left-handed pitcher.
According to The Associated Press, George has been on leave of absence since June when the of the Office of Fair Trading and the United States Justice Department started an investigation into alleged price-fixing agreements on fuel surcharges.
Vancouver -- Archbishop Raymond Roussin returned to regular duties on March 16, after a five-month leave of absence for health reasons.
Coleman was placed on medical leave of absence and sent to the Southdown Institute in Aurora, Ont.
The good doctor has taken a leave of absence from his regular position at least once each year to travel to areas of the world where plastic surgeons simply don't exist.
Granting a leave of absence not only adds some payroll relief for the employer but also ensures the continuity of a trained staff.