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Refusing to Work at Christmas: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 16 November 2018
Jack Balmer
Tughans

I am a HR Manager at a company which provides emergency repair services. One repair engineer has to be available every day, including on public holidays. An engineer has complained about his annual leave request for Christmas Day being refused – but the other engineers had already booked the day off. He is a devout Christian and claims that he should be given preferential treatment as it is a day of worship. I’m afraid he will bring a discrimination claim. How do I handle it?

For many, Christmas is a time of relaxation and enjoyment which they expect to receive as a day off work. However, our

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This article is correct at 16/11/2018
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Jack Balmer
Tughans

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