Extra Bank Holidays: How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 15 March 2022
Rachel Richardson
Issues covered: Bank Holidays; Jubilee Bank Holiday; Contracts of Employment

I am a human resources manager and have been asked by a number of employees about the forthcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday on 3 June 2022 and whether the business will be granting this additional bank holiday. I am not sure of the answer. How do I handle it?

Perhaps contrary to what you may think, there is no automatic entitlement to this extra bank holiday. The answer lies in the wording of the holiday entitlement clause of the contract of employment of each employee.

There are three possible scenarios:

  1. If the employment contract states that employees are entitled to, say, 20 days plus bank holidays, then those employees will be entitled to the additional platinum jubilee bank holiday;
  2. If the

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This article is correct at 15/03/2022

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