It is often said that ignorance is bliss. This is what is happening with your manager. While coming up with the quixotic proposal for working for 14 days continuously, he could have given legal justification. However, he cannot do that because under the provisions of Shops and Establishment Act, after working for six days, worker is eligible for one day weekly off.
The industries that work on all the seven days, find it difficult to given weekly off exactly on the seventh day. Hence minor adjustment of 1-2 days is made. But by and large space between two offs should be six days.
In the month of July 2018, there are five Sundays. Therefore, average worker becomes eligible for five weekly offs. This is the simple justification. One need not to have knowledge of the law.
18th July 2018 From India, Bangalore
It is well said by Mr. Dinesh Divekar that you are eligible for 5th weekly holiday of the month may. This weekly off-day is not sanctioned on mercy of your boss rather by the statute and law of the land under which your establishment is covered.
It is not understood how your boss said like this and on what strength of knowledge & information.
During the month of July where (Sunday,Monday & Tuesday) is weekly off-day will get five. Further, a person is eligible for 52 nos weekly off-day in a calnder year, one who commence job from the first day of calnder month.
You tell your boss to issue a office memo that you are not eligible for 5th weekly holiday.
18th July 2018 From India, Mumbai
It is your legal right to have weekly off after working for six days and you cannot be deprived of it due to the ignorance of your boss about legal provisions in the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act/Rules.
You escalate this matter with higher authorities if he refuses to give you 5weekly offs in July 18.
19th July 2018 From India, Mumbai