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.
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