Happy New Year (of Holidays!) - Tips on How to Manage Holiday Requests

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17 January 2023
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Holiday Requests

Christine:  Let's move on to our second topic, our happy holiday requests. So New Year brings lots of sickness, but it also brings the new holiday year, which is brilliant. But we get conflicting requests from employees who all want the same two weeks off in the summer, or they want to be off during their kids' school holidays to save on childcare. So we're going to talk about how you ensure a fair system for making requests.

When I was chatting to a friend about this topic, she told me about a former employer of hers that used to operate what I would describe as a "Hunger Games"-style system, where basically, they were told, "On this date, the whole holidays for the year are going to

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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