Forced to use up holiday entitlement, then made redundant.
My employer put me on the furlough scheme at the beginning of April. On 28 May I received a letter informing me that I would be remaining on the scheme throughout the summer and possibly until the scheme ends in October.
On 5 June I received a request from my company asking me to take 13 days holiday between the 1 and 24 July (I’m aware that legally they are entitled to do this as long as they give double the amount of requested leave as notice, which they did). I did not respond to this request.
On the 17 June I was told my role was being considered for redundancy and I was entering a consultation period with my company.
On the 22 June I was told it was highly unlikely they be able to find a role for me elsewhere in the company and that I was to be made redundant. It was at this point I questioned the legality of the company requesting we take our accrued holiday and suggested to them that it was done to reduce the cost of the redundancy arrangements. This was verbally confirmed by the MD of the company during the call.
My question is, where do I stand legally on this? Can my employer do this? Can I force them to pay me for the holiday or can I make a claim?
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