Are employers entitled to retract enhanced holiday pay?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 5 October 2018
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Q. Are employers entitled to retract enhanced holiday pay?

Scott: An employer has two types of workers - some of them work five days a week, some of them work three days a week. There is an enhanced holiday entitlement for long service.

What seems to have happened is that the ones working three days a week have ended up getting an extra week's holiday. Instead of getting three days, they have been getting five days. This has been going on for quite a while, but the system didn't pick it up, but they now have. The question is, can you take away those extra days holidays?

In particular, going forward into the next leave year, the ones that were on three days a week will only be getting

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This article is correct at 05/10/2018

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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