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Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter.
Yes you are correct. If the employer will not allow you to take any accrued holiday by the end of the year, then it will carry over to next year and would be payable when you leave.
The government brought in special laws to allow holidays to be carried forward for up to two ears because of covid19, so you will not loose out.
In 2020, the government introduced a law allowing employees and workers to carry over up to 4 weeks' statutory paid holiday into their next 2 holiday leave years. This law applies for any holiday the employee or worker does not take because of COVID-19.
Reasons for this could include:
they're self-isolating or too sick to take holiday before the end of their leave year
they've had to continue working and could not take paid holiday
The law also applies to people who were on furlough and were not able to reasonably use all their holiday in their holiday year.
They can choose to pay you now for the accrued holiday, or let you take the time off. Otherwise they must by law allow it to carry forward.If they refuse to pay, you su them and they will loose.
The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 amends the Working Time Regulations 1998 to create a further exemption relating specifically to COVID-19.
Where it is not reasonably practicable for a worker to take some, or all, of the holiday to which they are entitled due to the coronavirus, they have a right to carry the 4 weeks under regulation 13 into the next 2 leave years. This will not apply to the 1.6 weeks under regulation 13A leave, but this can be carried forward one year by agreement between workers and employers.
Therefore inform your employer of the law and tell them if they do not allow th time off now, or pay you now, they must carry them over. If they refuse you will sue them.
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