Can you insist that an employee takes holiday during their notice period if your company policies do not provide for this?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 April 2016 Issues covered:

Employers will often seek to require an employee who is serving out their notice period to take any unused statutory holiday. Under the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (the “Regulations”), employers can require a worker to take leave on specified dates (which includes a period of notice), but only if they give proper notice to the employee (Regulation 18).

Such notice must be at least twice the length of the period of leave that the worker is being ordered to take. For example, if the employer requires the employee to take two weeks' leave, it must give at least four weeks' notice to the employee. 

Providing the notice requirements set out in the Regulations are adhered

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