Q: Can your employer force you to take annual leave if the business is closed over Christmas?
A: Yes, your employer is entitled to tell you when to take leave, as long as they provide at least two weeks’ notice.
If your workplace shuts down over summer, your employer can make you take your annual leave at this time, although they are only able to enforce this during one shut-down period per year.
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