Dealing with holiday requests as an employer and when to make an accident at work claim as an employee
As an employer one of the jobs that you will often be dealing with is signing off on holiday requests. If you are part of a larger business then you may not see holiday requests, as they will go through human resources, but for smaller companies this job will definitely be down to you.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to deal with holiday requests for the most part, but what you need to remember is that you are where the buck stops, and if you have to approve requests there is bound to be a time when you can approve someone and can’t approve someone else. Here are some tips for dealing with this.
- Deal with requests in order. If someone has put in a request for holiday months in advance then you should honour it as much as possible. Which means that if two or three people have asked for the same time off, you should allow the people who asked first their holiday requests.
- Come to a compromise. If you cannot allow a certain time period off, because it is the busy season or any other reason, you should offer that person another time which is close to when they asked. Alternatively you could offer them two shorter breaks around that period.
- Honour requests with legitimate reasons. If someone has asked for time off so that they can do something necessary, for medical or family reasons, these requests should go above those who ask just because they would like that time off.
- Give a time limit or requests. If you make it clear to employees that you will only be honouring holiday requests put in at least two weeks in advance, for example, this should prevent you having to deal with last minute requests that could throw the company into chaos during a particularly busy time.
Making a South Lanarkshire accident at work claim against your employer
As an employee, you have lots of rights, by law, to protect you against employers who don’t have your best interests at heart. One of those rights is to be protected by your employer as much as possible, so that you aren’t injured or made ill by your job. If you are injured or made ill by your job, you may be able to make a South Lanarkshire accident at work claim against your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your South Lanarkshire accident at work claim, by providing you with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will know the law better than you and help you to put together a strong case for a successful South Lanarkshire accident at work claim. Call 0800 689 0500 to get started.
Date Published: 15th October 2014
Author: David Brown