Holiday

In theory, it should be very simple:  all employees are entitled to receive a set amount of paid time off every year.

In practice, questions arising in relation to employees’ holiday entitlements frequently trouble our clients and are often the cause of grievances and even employment tribunals.

The basic position is that all full time employees and workers are entitled to receive a minimum of 20 days paid leave every year, plus statutory holidays.  Part time workers and employees are entitled to the same amount, but calculated on a pro rata basis.

If an employee leaves their employment part way through a holiday year, they are entitled to be paid in lieu of any accrued but untaken holiday.

Problems in relation to holidays can arise with employees on long term sick leave and employees on maternity leave.  

Please follow the above links to find out more.

Meet the team

Simon Rhodes
Senior Partner & Head of Employment
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0547
07884 184 613
Employment
Kathryn Casey-Evans
Partner
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0468
07881 343956
Employment
James Humphery
Senior Solicitor
Employment
Salisbury
01722 426915
Employment
Phoebe Geal
Legal Assistant
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0504
Employment
Mila Ragi
Legal Secretary
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property
Salisbury
01722 426904
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property