Sabbatical Law and Legal Definition

Sabbath means a day of rest. Some universities and other institutional employers of scientists, physicians, or academics offer paid sabbatical as an employee benefit. Sabbatical is a period of time during which a faculty member is not teaching. During the period of sabbatical, faculty will be concentrating on his/her own education or research. Sabbatical leave is usually given for one semester. The leave is granted to a faculty after continuously serving for a specified period, usually six or seven years.