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Are employees entitled to the Jubilee extra bank holiday?

Are Employees entitled to the extra bank holiday in June 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday the 3 June and the late May bank holiday moving to the 2 June 2022 will entitle many employees to a four day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary.

However, is an employee legally entitled to receive that extra bank holiday?

This is dependent on the wording of the employee’s contract of employment.  If the contract is worded that the employee will be entitled to 20 days leave plus bank holidays then the employee would be entitled to receive the additional paid leave.  However, if the contract of employment states that leave is set a specific number of days “inclusive of bank holidays” or indeed “in addition to the usual bank holidays,” then the employee would not necessarily be entitled to paid leave for the additional day of bank holiday.  This would be a decision for the employer to make the employee either work that additional bank holiday or offer to have the day off either paid or unpaid.  As such, employers should check their contracts of employment and communicate their position to employees in advance of the bank holiday.

If you are in of need employment advice or HR support contact Kerseys Solicitors telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584 or email info@kerseys.co.uk, alternatively Kerseys are only a click away visit our website and click “Call Me Back” and a member of our employment team will be happy to contact you at a time that is convenient to you.

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