Should parents have priority over non parents for leave during school summer holidays?

Whilst it is important for parents to be allowed time off to spend with their children, it could arguably be damaging for staff morale if leave priority was granted to those with families. As we approach the school six-week holidays, employers will likely receive increased requests for annual leave. The placement of these holidays in the middle of summer, usually at the end of July and throughout August, can result in a significant number of workers requesting leave at the same time, including staff members who have not got any children.
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