I work in a factory toolroom. I booked a one-day holiday exactly one week in advance. this has caused offence to my supervisor. saying I have not given enough notice and also I haven't spoken to the right person to provide cover for my shift. in light of recent events a grievance has been raised and now become a bullying issue. as others in the toolroom have given longer holidays in shorter notice and I very much feel singled out and my holidays are being challenged every time.
I have asked my supervisor for the correct procedure and what I need to do in order to organise my holiday. nothing has been presented. in our employee hand book says one days notice for a one-day holiday, two for a two day holiday, so on.
I have looked on the internet a lot to find out who is responsibility it is to find cover and also the minimum notice for a one-day holiday. I am beginning to see that management and HR are starting to twist their words with me. the situation has taken dramatic affects on my health and mental state. as it seems this way of thinking towards my holiday has been going on for as long as I have been at this place of work and need clarity before proceeding further.
I am a member of a union and they are great with good advice. and have confirmed to me that I am correct in my assumptions. I would like to hear from more sources as possible.