As a domestic helper, do I now have to take holidays because the employer wants me to?

Regular employment

No, your employer may not send you on holiday at short notice. If your employer cancels the work assignments as a precaution, they must continue to pay the wages for the hours missed. In this case, you do not have to make up the work.

As a domestic helper, you're entitled to thirty calendar days of annual leave. You can split it into multiple periods, but one period must be at least 15 consecutive days. If you haven't planned your leave in advance, don't worry! The employer can choose fifteen days based on family needs, while you get to select the remaining days. Just remember, you must communicate your chosen leave dates two months beforehand. If not, they won't be considered holidays and may impact your salary.

Cleaning companies

The agreed contractual notice or cancellation periods continue to apply here.