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If anything this would come under unfavourable treatment under the Part Time Workers Regulations, although I must admit that it will be a difficult argument to pursue. Most issues with u favourable treatment of bank staff is when there is inequality in the amount of holidays they get overall. For example if part time workers did not work on a bank holiday and were missing out on holiday allowance which full time workers would normally get as it is their normal working day.
However, the issue here is not how much holidays you are getting because you are actually getting the legal requirement for the number of days you work. It is to do with when the holidays are taken. Considering the employer has the unconditional right to make you take your holidays whenever they want to (under the Working Time Regulations), they can always argue that even if they changed the system, they can still give you notice to make you take your holidays on bank holidays and the result would end up the same. However,m they would have the legal right to do so therefore challenging it would be rather difficult.
You can deal with this via the internal grievance procedure, however if that is unsuccessful you will have to consider a claim in the employment tribunal as the only other option.
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Thank you. Any claim will need to go to the employment tribunal. Before a person can make a claim in the employment tribunal, they would be required to participate in mandatory early conciliation through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
The purpose of this process is to allow ACAS to mediate between the claimant and respondent to agree on an out of court settlement in order to avoid the need for legal action in tribunal. The respondent does not have to engage in these discussions, or if they do and the talks are unsuccessful, the claimant will be issued with a certificate allowing them to make a claim.
However, if a settlement is reached, the claimant would agree not to proceed with the claim in return for the agreed financial settlement. Other terms can also be agreed as part of the settlement, such as an agreed reference.
To initiate the conciliation procedure ACAS can be contacted online by filling in the following form (https://ec.acas.org.uk/Submission/SingleClaimantPage), or by phone on 0300(###) ###-####