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Can an employee be made to take holiday during a period of suspension?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/03/2016

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can an employee be made to take holiday during a period of suspension?
  • Notice requirements for holiday leave
  • Suspension

Where an employee is suspended from work, eg during an investigation into alleged misconduct, he will usually be entitled to receive his full pay during the suspension period. In circumstances where the employee is not having to do any work, the employer may resent having to pay the employee and may seek to require him to take some of his paid holiday entitlement instead. This Q&A examines the extent to which this is possible.

Notice requirements for holiday leave

An employer may require a worker to take his statutory holiday entitlement on particular days by giving him notice. The employer's notice must be given twice as many days in advance of the start of the leave's duration.

The employer does not have give this notice in writing, although it is preferable to do so for evidential reasons.

For further information, see Practice Note: Holiday—When statutory holiday may be taken and the notice requirements.

Suspension

It is common for the employment contract to include the right to suspend the emp

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