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Is it legal for an employer to require an employee to use holiday time to make up for lost hours due to the closure of the workplace?
Hi, Working advice needed My daughter in law works at a store, inside a small shopping complex, the complex has had to close for 3 weeks, (health and safety issues apparently) She has a 16 hour contract, signed, they've asked her to go in this week for 10 hours to clean and they want her to use the remainder of her 6 hours as holiday, Which means she looses her holidays, through no fault of her own, If she refuses to go in and clean, and use the holiday pay, they have said they will not be paying her or anyone else Is this right? If not can I have legal wording to send her so she can help her case correctly Thank you in advance

Peggy Hirsch

17th April 2022

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NQ they can force her to take holidays as long as they give double the notice, ie 6 hours hol to take, 12 hours notice required. Also if she checks her contract as she may have a lay off clause which means they are able to not pay her for upto 4 weeks

Roderick Terepka

17th April 2022

https:// www.gov.uk/ holiday-entitlem ent-rights/ booking-time-off -

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