Change of agreed holiday

In special circumstances, your employer may make changes to your scheduled holiday.

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Crisis situations

Under the Holiday Act, an employer can only change a holiday you had already planned in particularly critical and unpredictable situations. For example, it is not enough that there is illness among your colleagues while you are on vacation.

If you suffer a financial loss in connection with changing your planned holiday, you can claim the loss covered by your employer.

Holiday period has begun

If you have already started taking your holiday, the employer cannot interrupt it. However, special rules apply for government employees.

Government employee

As a government employee, slightly different rules apply if your holiday is changed either before or after you have started it.

  • If your holiday is changed after it has been agreed, you may be entitled to compensation. It amounts to 1.8 paid hours per. rescheduled holiday.
  • If your holiday is changed after it has started, the compensation is greater. It involves compensation for any financial loss and 3.6 hours of paid hours per. rescheduled holiday.