Taking a vacation

What are my rights?

Who gets to decide when a worker can take a vacation?
  • worker
  • employer

You’re sitting at work, staring out the window and thinking, I need a vacation. But practical concerns send you crashing back to earth. Do I even get one? Can I afford to take the time off? Learn your legal rights around taking a vacation.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2020
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Trevor Thomas, Ascent Employment Law

Trevor Thomas

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