Rights and responsibilities for reservists and employers
Members of the reserve armed forces (reservists) and their employers have certain rights and responsibilities when a reservist:
Time off for training
Employers don’t have to allow time off for training, but may choose to.
Training for reservists is usually made up of:
- one evening a week
- several weekends throughout the year
- a 15-day training course each year
Reservists can’t be made redundant due to training or mobilisation. They must be treated the same as other employees if there are redundancies because of closure or business problems.