My husband has continuously requested to take holiday but because his employer is short staffed, and my husband has a vital role, these requests have been denied. Now he has nearly two weeks of holiday that will expire at the end of the month. He requested time off but was again told no. He will not be compensated for the holiday he doesn't take and this has already happened to a colleague of his. AIBU to think this shouldn't be ok?
Please get hold of a copy of your husbands contract. in it it will say how many days leave he is entitled to. If he is unable to take leave in any year then they either have to offer to carry it over or compensate him. they cannot simply keep refusing to give him leave and refuse to pay him for unpaid leave. if your husband is in a union he needs to speak to the rep asap.
If I was your husband, I would get the contract and then put in writing what you have written above with dates and details. when leave was requested, when refused etc. I would then ask, in writing for xx days off and also a written response from the employer on carry over.
too much word of mouth he needs things in writing so that he can press the matter.
however, if they are such arses does he really want to continue working for them?