Forcing employees to use vacation days (Toughest HR Question)

What to do when a vacation deadline approaches
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2015

Question: Can we force employees to use their allotted vacation days if there’s a deadline to use them? Can an employer tell an employee not to show up to work even if she resists taking the vacation days?

Answer: The questions can be addressed in two parts: Can management oblige employees to take vacation? And what redress does management have if an employee resists taking vacation?