Problems with getting time off work

You have the right to time off work.

You have the right to breaks during the working day and to have whole days off work. How much time you can get and when you can take time off depends on:

  • what your employment contract says;
  • what the law says.

Get advice and information on sorting out problems getting time off from:

Trades Union Congress – downloadable guide about paid holidays and rest breaks at work

Citizens Advice Bureau – if your employer refuses you holiday leave

Trades Union Congress – taking holiday when you want it

Trades Union Congress – carrying forward holiday leave

Trades Union Congress – frequently asked questions and answers about holiday leave

Trades Union Congress – frequently asked questions and answers about rest breaks

Trades Union Congress – Questions and Answers about sick leave

More about your rights to time of work

There are steps you can take to claim your rights to time off work. These steps get more formal and that might be time limits on how long you can take. Choose Taking Action below.

Taking Action

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