Meaning of “unpaid leave” in the English Dictionary

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"unpaid leave" in Business English

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unpaid leavenoun [ U ]

uk us HR, WORKPLACE

a period of time that someone is allowed away from work for holiday, illness, or another special reason, but that they are not paid for:

Parents of young children are allowed 13 weeks of unpaid leave.
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(Definition of “unpaid leave” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)