Public Holidays in Contracts of Employment

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 12 October 2021
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Public Holidays; Working Time; Employment contracts

With there being talk of the possibility of another public holiday for employees, this may well bring delight to employees whilst at the same time a groan of disdain from employers grappling with another public holiday and how to treat that.  It seems like a timely reminder then to consider how public holidays can be referred to in contracts and how they operate under legislation.

Public Holidays in Contracts of Employment

As with any clause within a contract of employment, there are different ways of dealing with public holidays.  They are often, naturally, tied into a clause on annual leave and there may be wording such as ‘You are entitled to 20 days of annual leave… (exclusive

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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