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HR Confidential: Can my boss deny my vacation?

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209. 

Q: Can my boss deny my vacation request?

Sorry, folks, but the answer is yes. Granted, denying vacation can’t be done as a punishment or in a discriminatory way. But if the intent is about benefiting the team and the business — like a rotation around holidays — controlling when you take vacation is fair game.

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March 6, 2017 - 4:03pm