Annual Leave and Sickness

Most employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks annual leave with part timers receiving the same on a pro rota basis. Details of the calculation of holiday entitlement and rules governing the requesting and booking of holidays should be outlined in the contract of employment and the employer has the right to determine when holidays can be taken. There is no legal right to be paid for public holidays and these days can be included in the 5.6 weeks annual leave with payment for these holidays dependant on the terms of the employees contract.
As a minimum, 4 weeks annual leave has to be taken in the year in which it