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To think holiday requests should not be blocked then subsequently expire?

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NoHolidaysforyou Mon 01-Apr-19 17:06:29

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?

BreastSideStory Mon 01-Apr-19 17:09:38

Is that even legal?!

NicoAndTheNiners Mon 01-Apr-19 17:09:47

I think it's illegal.

gingajewel Mon 01-Apr-19 17:10:51

You legally have to have 28 days a year so unless this is holiday over and above the legal minimum then it is illegal.

melissasummerfield Mon 01-Apr-19 17:11:44

If they cant give him the time they need to make reasonable adjustments i.e. roll them over or pay him for them

sleepylittlebunnies Mon 01-Apr-19 17:11:52

Surely they will either have to let him carry it over or pay him for them. It’s not his fault he hasn’t been allowed to take them.

gingajewel Mon 01-Apr-19 17:11:53

www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/holiday-pay-the-basics

mummymeister Mon 01-Apr-19 17:14:16

If you are in the UK then this is illegal.

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?

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