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    • Billydavies21
    • By Billydavies21 12th Sep 17, 6:44 PM
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    Employer refusing holiday for certain days of the week
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    • 12th Sep 17, 6:44 PM
    Employer refusing holiday for certain days of the week 12th Sep 17 at 6:44 PM
    Hi

    I work in a bar 5 days a week and I want to take holiday that includes a Friday and Saturday. My employer has said that I'm never allowed to take Fridays or Saturdays off. This limits me to a maximum of 5 days holiday (Sunday - Thursday).

    I know employers can dictate certain days and refuse certain periods, but can they day that I can never have certain days of the week off?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 12th Sep 17, 7:43 PM
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    Never? What do they do if someone wants a week or fortnight's holiday? Expect them to fly home for the Fri/Sat.
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 12th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
    but can they day that I can never have certain days of the week off?
    Originally posted by Billydavies21
    yes. IIRC there are some exemptions in that they must let shop workers(?) have Sunday off if they want it but that's about it
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 12th Sep 17, 8:11 PM
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    Never? What do they do if someone wants a week or fortnight's holiday? Expect them to fly home for the Fri/Sat.
    Originally posted by Spendless
    It doesn't matter what people want. There is no right to a week or a fortnight. Unreasonable? Yes. Unlawful? No. There is a right to at least 28 days including public holidays where given. There is no right to a week or two weeks.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 12th Sep 17, 8:56 PM
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    Never? What do they do if someone wants a week or fortnight's holiday? Expect them to fly home for the Fri/Sat.
    Originally posted by Spendless
    If the OP wants a week or a fortnight off they will have to take a different job that does allow it - it's bar work, hardly a major issue to find another position.
    • Masomnia
    • By Masomnia 12th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    As above it's legal. Your only real option if you don't like it is to leave unfortunately.
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 13th Sep 17, 12:57 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 12:57 AM
    Regardless of whether it is legal, in practice the OP's employer is not likely to find staff who never wish to take a week or fortnight off work and can continue to work every Friday and Saturday until they retire or the place shuts down! Unless s/he wants to continually recruit staff, they are going to have to come with a solution about people sometimes wanting Friday and Saturday off.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 13th Sep 17, 1:32 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 1:32 AM
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    Unless EVERYONE on the books ALWAYS works EVERY Friday and Saturday, then the obvious answer is to ask around and see if one of the non-weekenders would be prepared to swap a few shifts.

    But I totally agree with Spendless, this is going to lead to rapid staff turnover, but maybe the employer doesn't care?

    I wonder what they do if someone goes sick?
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    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 13th Sep 17, 6:52 AM
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    Don't you get "sick" now and again!
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 13th Sep 17, 7:17 AM
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    Sooo no holidays abroad.............yep I know you can do 5 days but come on.


    No brother or sister wedding, anniversaries ....in fact most family events. What a sacrifice for some bar job. Use them until you need the time off. Get your pay and walk away.
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