What redress, if any, is available to a part-time worker who doesn’t work on Good Friday (which isn’t a public holiday) to paid time off in lieu given their full-time colleagues get a paid day off?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 June 2010
Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox
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The statutory entitlement to 4.8 weeks’ annual holiday in the Working Time Regulations is inclusive of any public/bank holiday entitlement. There is therefore no statutory right to paid public holidays (or time off in lieu), but many employers grant this in addition to, say, four or five weeks' holiday.

Some employers only give their part-time employees this benefit if the holiday in question falls on a day on which the employee would otherwise normally be at work (which seems to be the case here). However, this may result in unfairness to part-time workers who do not work on days when bank holidays fall, particularly your part-timer workers who don’t work on Mondays (when most bank

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