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How long has the employee actually worked there for and what reason has the employer provided for asking them to do this?
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Whilst a worker’s statutory holiday allowance starts to accrue from their first day of employment, there are rules that apply in the first year of someone’s employment. Under the Working Time Regulations, an employer is free to only allow a worker to take as much leave as they have accrued up to that date. So let’s say you have only worked somewhere for a month, you would have accrued only 1/12th of your total annual holiday allowance. If you want to take holiday at that time, your employer is entitled to only allow you to take 1/12th of your total allowance.
From the second year onwards, a worker is entitled to take holidays from their total annual allowance, even if they have not accrued it, although the employer still has the legal right to reject specific holiday requests if they do not want the employee taking holidays at specific times.
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