My father is facing a difficulty that one of his employee do vacation once after two days. Even though he is a very honest and hard working employee, and also takes holidays for genuine reasons, it still affects my father's business.

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    Does "a lot of holidays" means he takes every other month off, or he does many 1-2 days holidays frequently?
    – Yuropoor
    Nov 17, 2018 at 7:52
  • You might want to get used to use 'vacation' or 'PTO'='paid time off' instead of the term 'holiday', to avoid misconceptions. Christmas and New Years Day are 'Holidays', and the government defines them. Employees take 'Vacation'. Of course, your meaning is clear from context, but that's not what is the usual use of the term, at least in the US.
    – Aganju
    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:16
  • In America, perhaps. In some other countries what you refer to as vacation is referred to as holidays.
    – Mawg
    Nov 19, 2018 at 7:44
  • Is this employee expecting to be paid for days that he takes off? Nov 19, 2018 at 14:38

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There should be an employment contract that says how many days of paid holidays every employee has. If that isn't mentioned in the contract, then there are probably laws in your country that state the minimum.

Every employee has the right to take the holidays they are entitled to, and the reason why they take it is none of yours or your fathers business. Your father has to arrange his business to handle this. If they want more holidays, then they can ask their employer, and the employer either says "yes" or "no", and usually additional holidays would be unpaid.


The work location is helpful to know but in most developed countries paid holidays by law are between 2 and up to 4-6 weeks.

Anything more is usually unpaid or partially paid.

Furthermore holidays usually have to be agreed to by the employer and contractually or by law not guaranteed amounts won't need to be acquiesced by the employer.

Depending on the relationship and the employees mindfulness to the company it is always possible to plan holidays into natural business slumps or convenience for both parties.

If the employee is being unnescessarily difficult and frank conversations don't help there is always the door...

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