Looking for some advice on behalf of a friend who runs his own small business.

My friend employs one person, who when recently working on a job on his own, managed to cause a lot of damage, lost my friend a valuable customer and also cost him money to repair the damage. My friend is going through the proper channels to discipline him for this.

My friend is going to be on holiday for two days next week, and doesn’t want this employee working on his own and has therefore cancelled the work he had for those two days. The question he is asking is, can he also make his employee take those two days as annual leave?

Does anyone have any advice regarding this?

The employee is also an apprentice.


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