Hi. I currently work in an office in Gibraltar with only one other female. We get 8 days less leave than everyone else. We have been there for 2 years and we were employed as receptionists at the same time but now do ALOT more than this as its a small office so we try and help out wherever we can. I recently asked why we (the only 2 females) get less leave than the others. I was told basically that its because we are the newest members (although we know that every single one of them started on 30 days leave not 22 like us! And they have all only been working there for 5 years max) and was more or less told to put up and shut up because we "have it good" we just feel like they are all part of the company and we are treated like temps! Is this legal?
We have that too and it is legal. Over time employment contracts have changed to be less generous. In our company rather than do a consultation process to align everyone to the same worse contract terms they are basically letting the old terms drop off slowly through natural attrition when people leave.
Even without that we also have a company reward where after 2 years you gain 1 extra day annual leave a year as a loyalty bonus up to a maximum of 5 additional days.
Essentially as long as the company meets any government minimum reqs for annual leave, you signed a contract a cepting what you were offered. You can't now argue that its not enough.
Hmm it just bothers me that the one person that has been there for only 9 months longer than me also gets 30 days. Theres only about 3 people that have been there over 5 years the rest are only about an extra year ahead of us. I know we signed a contract but that was when we didn't know everyone elses leave entitlement. If its legal theres not alot we can do i suppose i just feel its unfair as we are a small company so to single out 2 employees who take on more work than alot of the others there is a bit unfair.