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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
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Thank you very much for clarifying. Does the contract say anything about you not being able to take holidays during your notice period/?
Thank you. You will not be in breach of contract if you handed your notice in whilst you had some pre-booked holidays. It is entirely legal for holidays to be taken as part of a notice period, unless specifically prohibited by contract.
In terms of cancelling these holidays, an employer can cancel pre-booked holidays, which have already been approved. To do this, they must give the employee notice which is at least equivalent to the days they want them to cancel. For example, if they want the employee to cancel a block of 5 days’ holidays, they must advise them of this at least 5 calendar days before the holidays were due to start. This can be a risky move though as the employer may potentially be liable to compensate the employee for any holiday expenses which had already been incurred, such as flights, accommodation, etc and which cannot be recovered.
On the other hand, if no costs have been incurred, they could still do it, although it is rare for that to happen.
yes they could if they really wanted to. There are over 2 weeks between the 10th and the 27th and that would be sufficient to cancel the last couple of weeks
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