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The answer to this question assumes that the employer's full-time workers are not required to work on bank holidays under their contracts. It also assumes that 'bank holiday' includes traditional public holidays, such as Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are not, in technical terms, 'bank' holidays.
For further information in relation to bank holidays generally, see our Practice Note Holiday—Bank holidays and public holidays.
For further information in relation to part-time workers generally and holiday arrangements for such workers, see our Practice Notes:
Holiday—Part-time workers, annualised hours and other atypical working arrangements
There is no statutory right to paid public holidays (or time off in lieu of them)—see Holiday—Whether there is a right to take a bank or public holiday as paid leave. However, many employers grant public holidays as holiday in addition to the holiday entitlement stated in a worker's contract (eg 'four weeks' holiday plus bank holidays').
Some employers, however, only give this benefit if the public holiday in question falls on a day on which the worker would otherwise usually be at work. This can result in unfairness to some part-time workers.
Under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, a part-time worker must not be treated less favourably than a comparable full-time worker as regards the terms of his contract (ie including contractual benefits such
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
A declaratory judgment is a judgment identifying the rights, duties or obligations of one or more parties in a dispute. It is legally binding, but does not order any action by a party. A court may issue it alone or in conjunction with some other relief such as an injunction and can be granted on an
Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR relevant to cross border matters, including CPR 5.4C (discussed below). For guidance on the impact of Brexit on the CPR, see Cross border
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