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I work in the hospitality industry and in my contract I have

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I work in the hospitality industry and in my contract I have 28 days statutory holiday including bank holidays. I work 5 days and have 2 days off a week. The business is closed on bank holiday Mondays. If the bank holiday Monday is part of my 2 days off, and I am paid for the bank holiday, am I entitled to a day off in lieu?

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How long have you been working there for?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
18 months

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Many thanks for your patience. You would not get the right to getting as day off in lieu as you are already getting a day off and getting paid for it. The fact that it was your nominated day off would not make a difference, especially as you are only getting the minimum legal entitlement to holidays (28 a year). Had you been a part time worker who does not work Mondays and does not get paid for it, then there would have been a requirement to allow you a day off in lieu and payment for that time, but that is not the case here.

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