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Holiday entitlement for part time hours - I'm confused

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mummyceecee Mon 13-Mar-17 16:15:12

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. When I went back to work after having my DD (new job, new company) I worked 4 days (29.5 hours per week in total) and was entitled to 16 days a year holiday. I have now changed to 5 days a week, same amount of hours just spread out over an extra day. Does this mean I get any extra holiday allowance? Gov.uk website tells me I'm entitled to 165 hours holiday but how do I break this down into days when I work a full day until 6pm on 1 day and until 3pm on the other days?

Bringmewineandcake Mon 13-Mar-17 16:26:47

Part time workers in my office get their holiday allocated in hours rather than days so you would have had 4 x 29.5 hours if you'd be entitled to 4 weeks leave if full time. If you're now working 29.5 hours but over 5 days, you'd still get 4 x 29.5 hours annual leave. Then if you work 6 hours on a Monday and want a Monday off you'd book off 6 hours, if you work 3 hours on a Tuesday you'd only need to book out 3 hours for a Tuesday off. You should have a contract though that spells out your entitlement for your part time hours as your company may work differently.

Bringmewineandcake Mon 13-Mar-17 16:29:37

Should have said, sorry. Bank holidays may also be pro rata so some of those hours on the gov website will include bank holiday hours. If you work 5 days a week then you'd now be entitled to all of the bank holidays if you work in an office that is open Monday to Friday.

mummyceecee Mon 13-Mar-17 16:32:10

My contract only states the hours I work and that I'm entitled to holiday pro rata. OK I will ask them to consider mine in hours as its harder now I work the extra day during school holidays, I'm already struggling to cover those.

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Mon 13-Mar-17 16:47:02

If you work different hours on different days (not just a straight half day or full day) they really need to calculate it in hours.

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