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Employer made me take annual leave?

  • 09-05-2022 12:39am
    Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭

    I have built up a large amount of days to take, my employer has previously advised me to book AL soon as they don't want to have to pick days for me to take. I have booked a few days off recently, but my employer picked a few days for me to take also as I have built up alot of days. I said that's fin because I wasn't expecting it, but I now feel I want to pick my own days, can I state this to my employer now after agreeing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 557 ✭✭✭Yakov P. Golyadkin

    Your employer can decide when annual leave may be taken, subject to a couple of minor conditions

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,978 ✭✭✭✭Mellor

    They asked you to pick your days, or they would have to. I think that's fair warning. You didn't pick any, so they nominated some and you agreed.

    If there is sufficient notice to the days I'm sure you can change them. But if they are close it's unlikely tbh. If should be threated the same as if you book them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭kennethsmyth

    Not exactly "minor" conditions.

    • Take into account your family responsibilities, as well as the available opportunities for rest and recreation.
    • Discuss your annual leave with you (or your union) at least one month before you are to take the leave.

    Did the employer discuss this at least one month prior?

    However as you have built up a lot of annual leave and also the employer asked you to book times, I think you need to accept it or move it close to the dates they already picked for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭sam t smith

    What does ‘large amount’ mean?

    30 or 40 plus?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,748 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    I’d back the manager in this instance… you didn’t take your holidays…

    in a previous job an individual used to do the same thing and it was for the most part use them or lose them so last 6 weeks of the holiday year was basically him booking periods of a week then 3 days then a week then 3 days… fûcking up everyone trying to get away for a week…

    he wasn’t mad into traveling so he didn’t care, it was just taking holidays…. Head wrecking

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭kirving

    Your employer has a responsibility to look after your well being - including that you're taking your holidays. Otherwise, you could for example take a case in a few years time saying that you were pressured into not taking them.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 21,730 Mod ✭✭✭✭entropi

    Employer also has a duty of care in some way, to ensure that you are getting enough rest days away from work. Ask if you can choose the other days to take off, but they will ensure that you take days off one way or another.