As we are aware, nowadays in most of the companies, if we take leave on Saturday and Monday, Sunday is also counted and calculated as leave and deductions are made.
I am working in a consultancy.
1st case - I had taken half day leave on Saturday and had taken leave on Monday also. The HR treated leave for Sunday also even though i was present till half day of Saturday. I discussed this matter with HR but she told its according to policy while Accounts dept. is telling its upto HR to decide.
Seniors please clarify.
2nd case - If Saturday is optional leave (we are entitled for 2 optional leaves in a year) and we take on Monday also, then will Sunday be treated as leave and get deducted? I am deciding to take optional leave for 16th April - Mahavir Jayanti and subsequent leaves from Monday. Kindly suggest.

From India, Ahmadabad
Hi experts,
Please give comment on this. The big MNC does not follow this policy. If you take leave on Friday and Monday then you get only two days deducted. What is the exact legal position?
CS Mukesh Tank

From India, Mumbai
What your HR said is right. If you take leave on Saturday and Monday than Sunday would be treated as sandwich leave. It doesnot matter under what heads you had taken that leaves.
From India, Ahmadabad
but we don't count Sunday as sandwich leave if Saturday was only half day leave.
in case of optional leave it can be counted as sandwich leave as it's not holiday in office, you only will go on optional leave. so better plan it on Tuesday instead of Saturday.

From India, New Delhi
Dear Suvi,
You have mentioned that you took half day leave on saturday.
If you have taken first half leave on saturday there is no point sunday will be added.
But if you have taken on second half definitely sunday will be there in picture.
As per as your optional leave is concerned though it depends on compay policy but some of the companies treat it as a differnt kind of leave and there is no provision of adding it to your weekly offs. In your case when you are opting for optional leave on monday and take a leave (e.g. CL or ML (Sick Leave)) there is no provision of attaching sunday here.
Thanks & Regards,
Anupam Anurag.

From India, Calcutta
Theoritically, it is correct to consider Sunday for leave counting, since you had worked for halfday on Saturday, it becomes the question of human touch to the subject and certain companies gives the benefit to employees certian not. So better speak to your HR department.
In case of optinal leave, Sunday will be construed as sandwich leave.

From India, Chandigarh
In my current company I also have the same rule.
As you have mentioned that you took a half day on a Saturday and a holiday on Monday, they should not consider Sunday as an off. So kindly recheck along with your HR about the company Rules & Regulations.

From India, Mumbai
if half day worked no issue to count Sunday as leave, ask your HR dept. is their any written instruction about this, b'cz instruction is that if leave (i.e. not working or not present at work place) on saturday and monday than sunday count in leave,
Suppose you ask HR dept that you are willing to work on between this leave days i.e. sunday is it possible for them, or ask them that you know the rule therefore came on sunday and wait for 1 hours but no body came, dose it mean that on that day whole staff were on leave.
It is debatable issue and solve with the help of HR dept. only

From India, Ahmadabad
Dear friend,

Let me clarify things step by step :

1. As per your first query if you have availed leave for the first half of the day then it would be considered as 1.5days leave which includes hald day of saturday and monday full day. In the later case if you have availed the second half day as leave then it would be considered as 2.5days leave which includes half day of saturday, sunday and monday full day.

Now if you have availed first half of the day as leave and your HR has counted sunday too, then please go and talk to your HR.

If you have availed the other half of the day as leave then your HR is right.

2. In accordance with your second query === Any optional leave cannot be clubbed with your leave balances as well as week end. However it differs from one company to another company based on the polciy that they have.

According to our HR policy, if any of our employee wants to avail such leave, then we allow only if the employee applies it before 10 working days in prior to the intended date of leave. Check with your HR if this is possible.

- Babu

From India, Madras
Dear All,
Its purely depends upon the Leave Policy of the company.
I my company we have the same system of Sandwich leave, if we attend the office even a half a day (either 1st half or 2nd half) and if we took Monday leave then Sunday will not consider as off. And more over if we took Saturday leave and Monday if we attend the work even in 2nd half then Sunday will not consider as off.
We are in BPO sector, During the festival time say Christmas, Diwali etc., even we advice the employees who wants to go to their native place during the festival time or even weekend, we will ask the employee to come early to office like 6.a.m and leave at 2.pm if they finish their work early then they can go early. Because we need to see the work done mean time employees also feel happy to celebrate the festival / weekend.
Anyway u better check with ur HR Dept. about the leave policy of ur company.
Princey HR

From India, Madras

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