Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: celestine | 2013-10-08 Annual Leave Good day I was hoping you could offer me some advice. I started working at my current company in March 2012. Since then I have never taken annual leave. Only took of when my son (turning 2 years in November) was ill and I provided a doctors letter for each time. As at 30 September 2013 I had 15 leave days. My son (I am a single mom) is at a creche which closes on 13 December and opens 6 January. My mother is going away on 23 December and returning 6 January. I have no one to babysit. I filled in my leave form for 23 December returning to work 6 January but my supervisor didn't approve it stating that she will be on leave the week starting 30 December and my other colleague in our department will be on leave the week after that. I asked her whether it would be necessary for 2 people to be on duty as the business will be quiet. She told me to try and make alternative arrangements and rather take leave from 6 January. I spoke to my mom to ask her if she can't cancel her holiday. My mom told me that she can't and that the law says I have the right to be with my son during his holiday. I googled it and discovered this: "Your paid holidays should be allowed to coincide with the holidays of school going children. According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act every employer must regulate the working time of each employee with due regard to their family responsibilities." http://m.mywage.co.za/main/decent-work/nationalregulations%20/national-south-african-regulations-on-decent-work Please explain to me what the above means and whether it is valid in my situation. Thank you so much. Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? Africa asthma statistics in children below 5 years of age coughing Non stop cough Non stop cough Cough and prexum 5mg Unappreciated My Husband cheated what should I do. Wedding fever... Am I at fault? I am not sure what to think advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?