Can an employer refuse annual leave requests?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 9 November 2018
“Q. I have been overwhelmed with requests from staff from time off between Christmas and new year. I hate saying no, but if I grant all the requests, I will be left short-staffed. Am I entitled to refuse and what is the best manner in which to go about this?”
Seamus: Well, this is a common occurrence in lots of offices including my own, where people at the start of the year will say, "I want to book holidays off at Christmas," maybe family coming over or they're traveling themselves and they need specific time off. A lot of people will just leave it until the last lot of months.
Typically, within my office here, we have a similar situation, whereby you'll get an email to say this is what
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