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Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. The part for the holiday allowance – you are entitled to a minimum of 28 days holiday a year if you are a full time worker who works 5 days a week. As a shift worker you may not nece3ssarily be able to do that and you could sometimes still work the same hours as a 5-day worker but over fewer days. When your shift pattern is not fixed and variable then there are more complex ways to calculate your allowance and most of the time it would only accrue on an ongoing basis, depending on how many hours you have worked in the current leave year by the date you are trying to get leave.
You can use this holiday calculator to work your holiday allowance out:
It is also important to note that the 28 days for full time workers can also include bank holidays so the same could happen to you.
The employer is also able to force you to take some or all of your holiday allowance at specific times they choose, the law allows them to do so – they must give you a minimum notice period though and to be legally effective it must be at least twice as long as the holiday time to be worked (so for example a day’s holiday should require 2 days’ notice).
Finally the days’ lieu on BHs and Christmas – it would be a breach of contract if the employer does not pay these as this is what the contract provides for. You may pursue payment for these days from the employer, if necessary the courts can be used to seek payment if none is forthcoming.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Whether you only get 20 days depends on how many hours you have actually worked for the full year. If you have worked the full time equivalent then they can offer you 20 days but they must also include the bank holidays, or pay you in lieu, and that would increase it to 28 days. You may do 3.5h shifts sometimes but that would not count as a day's holiday, for example when you are supposed to work an 8h day shift. Hence if you are working variable hours the calculation would be based on the actual hours worked, the leave accrued n hours and taken in hours
Hope this clarifies matters for you?
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