8.06. An employee may be absent from work, without pay, for 10 days a year to fulfil obligations relating to the care, health or education of the employee’s child or the child of the employee’s spouse, or because of the state of health of the employee’s spouse, father, mother, brother, sister or one of the employee’s grandparents.
The leave may be divided into days. A day may also be divided if the employer consents thereto.
The employee must advise his employer of his absence as soon as possible and take the reasonable steps within his power to limit the leave and its duration.