A career break is a long gap opted by an employee from work on agreed terms and conditions with the employer. An employee opts for a career break due to family reasons, health reasons, personal reasons, professional development, following a passion, maintaining work-life balance, higher education, etc. A career break is also known as ‘adult gap year’ and has become popular in the current era as employees value their personal life more. Every company has its own policy for career breaks. The related term to career break is sabbatical. A sabbatical can last up to 12 months.