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You and your line manager may make reasonable contact during your leave. Before you start your leave, talk to your line manager to agree what kind of contact you will have, so that there is a clear understanding of your aspirations and expectations and those of your manager. For example:

  • how will you be told about changes happening at work?
  • how would you like changes to be communicated to you?
  • would you like the opportunity to attend work during your leave to keep in touch, go to a particular event or take up a training opportunity?

Out of office

Remember to turn your Microsoft Office “Out of Office” on for the duration of your leave to redirect people who make contact to a colleague or shared email inbox while you are away. You may check your work emails while you are away on leave if you wish, however, do not feel obliged to do so.