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    Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    I am working in a private firm. Our boss had given strict orders to all the employees to work in the past 2 weekends. As a result I could not even enjoy my weekends after a hectic week. Now also he wants us to work for another weekend. How to react against such injustice?

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    Ashok Array
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    Re: Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a private firm. Our boss had given strict orders to all the employees to work in the past 2 weekends. As a result I could not even enjoy my weekends after a hectic week. Now also he wants us to work for another weekend. How to react against such injustice?
    Dear Aspirant,

    It is really difficult to work continuously without availing weekend leave.Also it is violation of factory act.So in order to convince your boss,you should meet him & explain the situation.You can show some urgent personal works & request to sanction leave.Also you should see your requirement for the working organisation these days.If other employees are on leave due to having real personal urgent works,you should cooperate your boss & you can avail compensation leave after joining of the other employees.If you are really being vexed by your boss,you can apply leave with medical certificate.

    So see the position & move ahead.

    Thanks & good luck.

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    Re: Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    Its might have been a tiresome and stressful for you having worked for about past two weekends.. a employee needs rest and should take time out of work it really depends on the work you are doing firstly you should directly go to the manager and ask the reason for being forced to work on the weekends which is something not accepted at all as you have worked it out from previous 2 weekends continuously working every day might be a serious health concern to an employee so you should ask for his statement for forcing an employee to work on weekends.. i totally agree that you cannot accept to work on weekends it was a good gesture that you have worked in the past but it doesn't mean that you work all the weekends it would a practice for the boss so you should not allow him to do so its your right that you go go for a holiday and being forced at work on weekends cannot come under working hours so ask boss that if your compensated for loss of weekend he should compensate you if you work overtime you should have the agreement with employer.. its not about working for a project which lacks the freedom of an employee..working hours is an agreement between the employee and employer no one has the right to break it with out compensation there are some terms and conditions for an boss to handle the working hours forcibly you can not arm twist your employee to work on weekends without prior notice and compensation.. yes , employer can work overtime for development of the company but when the company gets profits then it must be given as bonus as well you cannot deny your employee..

    its important that you ask for an reason and make it clear that he would be compensating you in terms of extra pay for working on week ends as its not fair for employee to work without any encouragement..so according to labor and employment act of India under employment ministry a employee is compensated half of the salary of a day at least if an employee work for more than working hours as per agreement and violation of rules will force an employee to take legal action on the employer .. they are free to approach courts for it under labor act of government of India..

    you have every right to stop your boss in denying your your right of leave on weekends or else he should be compensating you as well on hourly basis not that you work as a slave on his orders.. its important that you know the reason for working on holidays whether it might be your fault or is it the decision making of your boss at fault so know the reason of being forced to work then you can take the appropriate action and your rights are to be protected by you.when its your boss fault never accept the proposal to work on weekends or else get the extra pay all the best

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    Re: Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    Well when company suffers from a loss then they asks the employees to work for a long time or in the weekly off days also so you need to help the company in those days but remember there are some of your rights as well so that company cannot take the advantage of your work every time so you need to make sure that your your boss could not take the advantage of the work as it is illegal.
    According to me you can do it once or twice but if your boss asking for the same every weekend then you need to take some actions like you need to go to the higher authorities with your joining letter and show him that what all conditions are written into the same because it is unlawful that company takes the extra work from the employees during the off days as it is not according to the rule .
    If your company taking the advantage always then make sure you also have a right to know the timings of the company in weekend, you can also ask for the extra works payment to your boss.

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    Re: Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    hi
    Are your weekends off?
    if so then just walk out to your boss and remind him that you have your weekend off and therefore you can not work that days moreover if you are insisted to work then you are supposed to overtime for sure!

    And if you cant talk then there is no way better alternative to meet the solution.sorry.

    Good luck

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    Re: Could not enjoy my previous 2 weekends due to our bossís orders for the employees to work during those days

    Hi Dear,

    At times, it happens that we have to put in more effort than we have been putting in the past. Such situation arises only at the time of crisis or need. In my opinion, instead of getting frustrated and angry at your boss, you must try to cooperate with him and also try to know the reason behind his such a behaviour.

    If you find that he has a genuine reason to call you guys over the weekends, you must walk with him at this crucial time and forget about the enjoyments over the weekends as once your boss would come out of this difficult situation, I am sure he would grant you sufficient time to relax.

    However, if there is no such reason and he is just calling you guys over the weekends to get his pending work completed, then you must take this matter to the higher authority but in a collective manner.

    Henceforth, first delve deeper into the matter and try knowing the reason for these weekends overtime, then take an appropriate action.

    Thanks.

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