One of my friends is an English teacher, who recently lost a close relative (her father).
She is under contract with an English school and wants to return to her home country to attend the funeral and support her family.
Her employer is somewhat understanding and is willing to give her 2 weeks off, but expects her to return after that to complete the remainder of her contract.
She thinks this kind of circumstance is a justifiable reason to break her contract. If she prefers to do so, she might have to pay a fine, as it is stipulated in her contract.
Has anybody been in a similar situation?
Or do you know anybody, who has gone through a similar ordeal?
And if so, would you like to share your experience?
She would appreciate any kind of input on this.