Sabbatical

Sabbatical means ‘a break from work’ taken by employees to pursue their interests like travelling, writing, volunteering, etc, or take a gap from work for any reason. During the break, the employee is still employed but is not required to perform any responsibility. Sabbatical is common in educational institutions; for example, a professor may take a sabbatical leave for a semester or two to teach at a foreign university or do research in their field. This leave is granted to employees after they complete a certain number of years, usually more than five. The length of the sabbatical varies as per the company’s policies. Sabbatical is often paid, some companies pay full salary and few deduct a percentage.