Establish a policy on bank holiday entitlement for part-time workers

Key points

  • A part-time worker has the right not to be treated less favourably than a comparable full-time worker in relation to terms and conditions of employment, including those relating to bank holidays.
  • If workers are entitled to paid time off on bank holidays in addition to their statutory holiday entitlement, unfairness can arise in relation to part-time workers who, for example, do not work on Mondays, when most bank holidays fall.
  • Employers should adopt a policy on how they will deal with bank holiday entitlement for part-time workers to ensure that they are treated fairly, for example by giving part-time workers a pro rated allowance for paid bank holidays.

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