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Hello Ben, i have spoke to my employer about holidays and he thinks for the year I have worked with him completely in May 17 th this year I will be allowed 1 week and 1 day more for this whole year 15 days in all as I have used only 7 days so far. I do not want to loose my owed holiday and was not sure if this is right?
I work 6 nights a week and do a total of minimum 34 + hours a week my boss thinks I have 15 days holiday in total this year and going to 28 days from this May to next.... why would he think its less for this first year?
Your holiday entitlement depends on the number of days you would normally work in a week. If you work full time, which is 5 days a week (you do not get additional holidays for working 6 or 7 days a week), then you are legally entitled to the minimum holiday entitlement of 28 days per week. If you work different hours every time then your holiday allowance may be calculated using the hours you work but the end result should be the same. You can use this calculator to see what you should be entitled to:
I am unsure as to why the employer is telling you that you only have 15 days holiday for the first year but assuming you have worked these days/hours for that time then they are incorrect.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you