Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Do you agree that you did not use up your holidays for the last holiday year and these are the ones you want to claim now?
ok so you knew that your holiday year ends in February?
Under law you cannot carry over holidays from one year to the other. This is only possible if your employer allows it, for example by having a specific contractual clause that says this is possible. It means that employees must use up their annual leave entitlement for the current holiday year before this ends otherwise they will lose it. However, if you were unable to take that holiday in the last holiday year because there was no manager to authorise it then it would be fair to allow you to carry over that holiday to the next year and pay you if you are not able to take it before you leave.
so were you specifically told that you can carry over your holidays?
ok then as mentioned under law you cannot carry holidays over from one year to another, this is only possible with specific prior approval by the employer
if it is holiday accrued in the last year, which was not taken in that year and there is no contractual clause or specific agreement by the employer allowing you to carry it over, it would be lost