Many thanks for your patience. If you were working as an employee there for a year you would have accumulated holidays over that time. If you I’d not take any whilst you were there, or you had any outstanding, you would have been entitled to be paid for these when you left. These are a legal entitlement so the employer cannot really avoid paying you for them. You should initially contact them directly to ask for these and if they refuse you have the option of making a claim in the Employment Tribunal for free to pursue them for these. Just be aware that you must make the claim within 3 months of leaving so do not delay it.
Before a person can make a claim in the employment tribunal, they would be required to participate in mandatory early conciliation through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
The purpose of this process is to allow ACAS to mediate between the claimant and respondent to agree on an out of court settlement in order to avoid the need for legal action in tribunal. The respondent does not have to engage in these discussions, or if they do and the talks are unsuccessful, the claimant will be issued with a certificate allowing them to make a claim.
However, if a settlement is reached, the claimant would agree not to proceed with the claim in return for the agreed financial settlement. Other terms can also be agreed as part of the settlement, such as an agreed reference.
To initiate the conciliation procedure ACAS can be contacted online by filling in the following form (https://ec.acas.org.uk/Submission/SingleClaimantPage), or by phone on 0300(###) ###-####
If the conciliation process was not successful and you then wanted to make a formal claim in tribunal, you can do so here:
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