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Annual Leave without employee consent

Venus Mok
Member
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:24:57 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:33:45 AM)

"The employer shall grant and the employee shall take such leave ..."

Recently, company announced a new leave practice. Company has declared 7 Aug as Plant Shutdown in view of Hari Raya holiday on 8-9 Aug. The 7 Aug will be auto deduct employee's annual leave quota, no leave application form is required from employee (covered under Employment Act). Is this practice legal?

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:31:20 AM

You may bring the matter up with the Labour Department if you want. However, if the majority of the employees has not problem with the practice, you may as well just follow and enjoy a longer Hari Raya holiday. This will also occur when the Chinese New Year comes.

Venus Mok
Member
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:09:25 AM

Thanks for the prompt reply.

But, before we report to labour office, I need to know is company has the right deduct my annual leave quota without my consent but with a memo?

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:33:45 AM

Let the Labour Department tell you, that will be better. Meanwhile, you can also make a protest to your employer saying you don't agree and you don't want leave.

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