If an employee is under both a full-time contract and a second, casual contract with the same employer, are they entitled to holidays under both contracts?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 July 2021
As these are two separate contracts, the employee will be entitled to whatever statutory (or contractual) holidays apply under each contract. Therefore, the employee is entitled to receive their pro-rated holiday entitlement under the part-time contract in addition to the full-time entitlement under the full-time contract.
Although Working Time Regulations state that statutory holiday entitlement is subject to a maximum of 28 days, this refers to each employment. This means that employees that have two contracts with the same employer could end up with more than 28 days paid holidays in a year.
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