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Employers changing holiday plans

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
This is a purely hypothetical situation, but is an employer allowed to change a holiday that they've already agreed to give you? And if so, what if you've already booked a holiday, and cancelling it would cost you money? I've looked on the government website, and all it says is that an employer can refuse a holiday as long as they tell you in advance in a time equal to the length of the holiday. But it doesn't mention anything about having to give you a holiday once they've agreed.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They can refuse a request but once they agree to the request they are bound by it. If cancelling a holiday would cause you financial loss, they should reimburse you for it.

    Whether that happens in reality depends on how honest an employer you have. Friends who work in the banking industry have found themselves in this situation before and the bank has coughed up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Once it's agreed, it's agreed, I think it's actually a written law/rule along with the working time directive. I do know that the emergency services and armed forces are exempt. I could, theoretically get a phone call abroad ordering me back to work.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, I've seen leave plans changed at lastminute.com, different for me so i cant really comment.
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