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Laralooz Thu 07-Mar-13 21:12:30

I am starting a new job doing 20 hours a week over 4 days. They said I get 12.5 days a year, but that doesn't seem right to me? Can anyone confirm if this is correct please??

Many thanks in advance

Follyfoot Thu 07-Mar-13 21:15:41

If a full timer works 40 hours/week and gets 25 days leave a year, then 12.5 could be right (plus BHs pro rata'd). I do all our leave in hours, its much easier for part timers that way.

TheFallenNinja Thu 07-Mar-13 21:16:42

What does it say in the contract?

BackforGood Thu 07-Mar-13 21:18:08

Depends on what proportion of a full timer's hours you work, and what holiday allowance they get. You just pro-rata it, as FollyFoot says.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:21:13

If you work a 5 day week the statutory minimum is 28 days. For a 4 day week it is 22.4 days or 112 hours. That includes bank holidays.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:22:14

That's from the governments holiday entitlement calculator. I use it to work put holiday entitlement for someone who works irregular hours.

Laralooz Thu 07-Mar-13 21:23:22

Well it's says 12.5 in the offer letter, so that would mean I technically only get just over 2 weeks off??

loho Thu 07-Mar-13 21:26:45

Wouldn't your 12.5 days be just over 3 weeks? 4 days per week?

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:27:26

What is your start date. I wonder whether that is pro rata for part if a holiday year. Some companies holiday years run jan-Dec but some start in April.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:28:10

And dies it say whether that includes bank holidays or not.

Follyfoot Thu 07-Mar-13 21:28:12

The hours of annual leave depend on the proportion of the 'full time' work a part time worker works. Its not possible to work it out without more info.

Follyfoot Thu 07-Mar-13 21:29:57

1 day of leave = one day off work, so you only take 4 days of leave to have a week off, not 5. I'd assume that BHs arent included so you would get those on top

Laralooz Thu 07-Mar-13 21:31:10

No that's for the year it doesn't include bank holidays I think. yes sorry it would be 3 weeks. I guess I need to find out what full time hours are xx

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:34:36

The government entitlement calculator says that it bases full time holiday entitlement of 28 days (5.6 weeks) on working 5 days per week. That dies include bank holidays.

hermioneweasley Thu 07-Mar-13 21:35:00

I think this is one where you're going to have to look at hours not days to get the correct entitlement. If the full time hours are 40/week and they've just halved the full time allowance of 25 days because you work 20, then it won't be correct.

CloudsAndTrees Thu 07-Mar-13 21:37:19

It sounds about right to me. When you work less hours, you need less time off.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:37:41

As there are 8 bank holidays per year that makes 20.5 days altogether. Still 2 days short of the legal minimum.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Mar-13 21:37:57

It would make more sense to calculate your leave entitlement in hours rather than in days off

Laralooz Thu 07-Mar-13 21:38:07

I think that's exactly what they have done!!! What should it be?? How do I get them to correct this? Xx

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:39:29

Full time allowance is 28 days though.

bruffin Thu 07-Mar-13 21:39:44

You sound like you had the same He depts i had they were bloody useless and did the same to me, everytime new he person had to go through it all again.

They insisted on working out pro rata ie 20/35 but seem to think that when i took a week off i should take 5 days. Full time was 25 plus 12 days bank holiday. They said i was entitled to 12.5 days which wouldnt even cover bank holidays let alone other holidays.
I worked everything out in hours. Ie how many hours ft person was allowed holidays then took 20/35 to work out how many hours i was entitled. In your case if you take a day off you deduct 5 hours from your entitlement. A week is 20 hours.

ruddynorah Thu 07-Mar-13 21:40:41

You should get the same number of weeks off as a full timer, 5.6 weeks is your statuatory entitlement. Obviously your week is fewer hours than a full timer but it should still be the same number of weeks. So they book 5.6 weeks of their hours, you book 5.6 weeks of your hours. Your company may of course use some of your weeks for bank holidays.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:41:03

Do you work the same hours each day?

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:42:28

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 21:42:50

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