Is no paid holiday legal?

(3 Posts)
clarabellabunting Fri 04-Mar-16 15:31:11

My DH went for a job interview today and was told that the job had no paid holiday. I was under impression that there was a legal entitlement to a certain amount of paid annual leave. How would an employer get away with this?

The job was as an oven technician and involved a fair bit of sales - a reasonable proportion of the OTE pay involved 'up-selling' to clients.

flowery Fri 04-Mar-16 15:54:07

No that's not legal - any employee or casual worker is entitled to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday annually

Viviennemary Fri 04-Mar-16 16:04:22

Some firms seem to get round this by saying their employees are self employed. Or contracting them for a certain number of hours. It doesn't sound very good though. Or saying the wages were commission and paying people nothing if they don't sell anything. Awful.

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