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Annual Leave

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Hi everyone, I am a full timer and my centre has told me that they usually will closed during christmas and new year period for 2 weeks. And I am wondering can I refuse to take my annual leave and use unpaid leave instead? I would rather save my annual leave and use it when I needed. Thank you in advance! :D

Re: Annual Leave

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 am
by lizawilson03
Lol :D I don't think so, I got 25 days annual leave and can carry over up to 5 days from a previous year. Not that I ever have any left to carry..I

Re: Annual Leave

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:50 pm
by Butterflyblue
You could refuse and ask to use unpaid leave however a lot of company's don't allow this as they end up with their employees having ginormous amounts of paid leave and could be forced to pay them out etc

A lot of company policies also have paid holidays connected to OHS as well. The best option is to read your contract and/or contact the HR department if you have one because annual leave being the only option for the Christmas & New Years period is quite common: ... -shut-down

Definitely check your contract so you know what kind of agreements there are between you and your employeer: ... d-new-year

Can't see any harm in asking if you can though
Hope that's of some use ;)