This year an extra bank holiday was provided for the Platinum Jubilee, the question is whether that announcement provided employees with an extra day’s annual leave. The answer to the question will be in the Statement of Terms & Conditions you have provided to your employees.
If the Statement says “20 days annual leave plus bank holidays” then the employees will be entitled to an extra day’s annual leave.
If the Statement says “28 days inclusive of bank holidays” then the employee will not be entitled to an extra day’s annual leave.
If employees are not entitled to the extra day, employers may want to consider providing it as a gesture of goodwill. If employers ignore the extra day, then they should be prepared for a negative reaction from their employees!
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