I wonder if anyone would be able to help. I work 4 days a week (Mon - Thurs) and have been given my holiday entitlement for 2014 (pro rata'd obviously).
I have been told that whilst I get bank holiday Mondays off as this is a normal working day for me, I am still entitled to a certain number of bank holiday Fridays too. 2014 will have 2 bank holiday Fridays. Am I entitled to any of these as annual leave? How do I calculate this so I can make sure I am getting my fair amount of leave?
If you are entitled only to statutory annual leave then this is 28 days per year and can include bank holidays. You are entitled to 4/5 of this 22.4 days. If I was you HR Manager I would put aside from this the number of bank holidays that fall on your working days then the number of days remaining is how many you can take during the year.
I hope this makes sense, it is the same as a full time worker who gets 28 days, 8 days are used for the bank holidays and 20 days are their choice.
Separating out normal holiday and bank holidays over-complicates it for part timers, as a different number of bank holidays will fall on your working days each year.
So do totals instead. If your full time colleagues get 20 days plus bank holidays, ie a total of 28, then you are entitled to 4/5 of that total, ie 22.5 days. Any bank holidays which fall on your normal working days are deducted from that total, leaving you the rest to book as normal holiday.