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Employment Law Annual Leave

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eve1974 | 10:13 Tue 01st Jun 2021 | Jobs & Education
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So staff were asked to take 50% of leave by end of June. It was a request and Very few have (myself included). Manager says everyone will have to forfeit this. Surely if our contracts state annual leave runs from 1 jan to 31 dec they can't enforce this. BTW we are a small team - only 6 staff.

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So - if all 6 decided to take their annual leave at the same time that would be OK? (which is what would happen if you all let it run up to December)

The boss has to ensure the business keeps going - suck it up, go on holiday!
theres still a month to go - you should all take it now. as far as i know, your employer can specify exactly when you take your leave (mine does; we have shutdown over christmas and new year
usual question...what do your T and C's say about annual leave, and how it can or must be taken?
OH PS so far as I can recall, the actual law says very little about how and when annual leave can be booked and taken....but i will google, as, indeed, you could?
your contract will also have a catch all clause regarding leave that says words to the effect that it is at the discretion of management.
Get some advice from Acas

https://www.acas.org.uk/
Employers can:

tell their staff to take leave, for example bank holidays or Christmas
restrict when leave can be taken, for example at certain busy periods
looks like you're stuffed
As a result of COVID, workers are entitled to carry forward up to four weeks' leave but only if,

"in any leave year it was not reasonably practicable for a worker to take some or all of the leave to which the worker was entitled"

As your employer asked you to take half your entitlement before the end of June, it appears unlikely you could argue it was "not reasonably practicable" for you to take some of your entitlement by the end of this year and you would lose some of the days not taken.
your contract will also have a catch all clause regarding leave that says words to the effect that it is at the discretion of management. https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Jobs-and-Education/Question1753528.html

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