I saw that from my NHS Trust too; wasn't quite sure what being unable to take leave due to Covid-19 meant. I would have thought having to cancel holidays abroad due to firstly not being able to travel and recently requiring self isolation on return were good reasons. Sounds like your employer can do what they want as the guidelines are just that.Gt5500 wrote: ↑Mon 14 Sep 2020, 1:21 pmHaving been told we could carry holiday over as per the government guidelines I've now been told I've got to take it all before the end of the year. Apparently as covid hasn't prevented us from taking our leave the company is not obliged to offer to carry it over, even though my line manager told me we could (sadly not in writing).
Whilst it is true that they haven't prevented us from taking leave most of us have chosen not to as our holiday plans were all cancelled and now even visiting friends and family is off the cards in most cases.
OK it's not a tragedy but it just seems a bit unfair and shortsighted of them.
I get 7 weeks annual leave and tend to take them all as cheap overseas breaks including with my 2 sons although not at the same time, clearly that won't happen this year (will be lucky to take 3 weeks) but I can't say I'm actually being prevented from taking leave; just not able to use it for the usual purpose
Of course if you planned to take eg a month in the Rockies and couldn't because of the current restrictions and needed to take those 4 weeks over to next year to do the same trip it would be churlish to not allow it.