Employers are entitled to refuse holiday requests. They might do so, for example, during busy periods or overlaps in holiday requests.
There is no absolute right for employees to take holiday times whenever they like.
You will also have a set amount of notice you will need to give your employer. This can range from a day to a month or so.
Make sure you’re aware of how long you need to give. This should be in your employment contract, company handbook, or intranet.
In some companies, there are certain holiday entitlement rules that employees must abide by.
Holiday entitlement rules example:
At Give A Grad A Go we are required to take 50% of our holiday allowance before the end of June.
Not only does this prevent the team from taking all their holiday at the same time during the summer months, but it is also a good way to encourage employees to spread out their holidays. This avoids individuals from going very long periods of time without a break.