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Holidays and notice period

Hi everyone,


My work contract is terminating soon and I have a question about my remaining days of holiday.


In my country, taking days of holiday during the notice period causes its extension. E.g. If my last day is October 30th and you take 1 day of holiday before that date, your final day in the office becomes November 2nd. So it's common practice to not take any day of holiday (if avoidable) and get them paid with the last paycheck.


I'm currently not interested in taking any holiday, and I want my remaining days to be paid. The administration sent me this link and sustains that it's correct if my employer forces me to take all my days of holiday before I leave.


Who's right?
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Re: Holidays and notice period

In general the employer always reserves the right to dictate when you can or can't take holiday, so it's right to say the employer can make you take holiday in your notice period. What they usually can't do in the notice period is deny a holiday request.
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Re: Holidays and notice period

If you have sent a registered letter or other official communication stating that your final day of employment is October 30, and they've agreed to that, then surely they can't make you take holidays after that date - as you would no longer be employed by them, and they would need to ensure that all leave and allowances are sorted out properly.

They could possibly, however, make you take holidays before that date, while you were still employed. It depends on what's in your contract ...
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Re: Holidays and notice period

Discuss with your line manager.

The default position is that employees take their holidays before they leave. The company doesn't budget for paying out holiday time, and there are also potential pitfalls around working hours etc which are most simply avoided by not doing a payout.

But if your line manager needs you for handover, or is willing to be flexible even if they don't really need you, they usually have that option.
 




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