Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
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Many thanks for your patience. So are you asking if you can use up your holidays in the future instead of sick days?
Your employer can ask you to take holidays at days decided by them and they have the legal right to do so. They must give you twice the length of the holidays as notice – so if they want you to take 10 days holiday at once, they must tell you at least 20 days in advance. However, they should not be forcing you to take your holidays whilst you are already officially signed off sick as you cannot realistically enjoy your holidays then and that defeats the point of having holidays. So assume they can do that but on days when you are not officially off sick.
As to visiting you, there is nothing stopping them from doing so but they should really be giving you prior notice. Once is not so bad, but if they keep doing it then it can amount to harassment. You can also tell them you simply do not want them to visit unannounced and that you will treat it as a breach of trust on their part and raise a grievance if needed.
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