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Where an employee, as part of his in-job training, is required to attend a college course, and one of his college days fall on a bank holiday, is he entitled to a day off in lieu?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/10/2016

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  • Where an employee, as part of his in-job training, is required to attend a college course, and one of his college days fall on a bank holiday, is he entitled to a day off in lieu?

There is no statutory right to take bank or public holidays as paid annual leave. Rather, the right (or obligation) to take leave on such days will be governed by the express or implied terms of the employee’s contract.

In many cases, the employer will specify holiday entitlement as a right to take 'X number of days, plus bank or public holidays'. Where an employment contract adopts such wording, the worker will have a right to take bank and public holidays as leave, and will be expected to take holiday on those days.

For further information, see Practice Note: Holiday—Whether there is a right

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