Right will try and keep this short. Need some advice re Holidays & Working Part Time
I work 3 days a week, Monday to Wednesday, and was told when I took this job that I would get 19 days holiday a year - this figure was inclusive of Bank Holidays.
I have now been told that this means that the Bank Holidays that I don't work e.g Good Friday also have to come out of this 19 days - I am fully aware that the days that I do work that happen to be Bank Holidays will be taken off but I can't understand how they can class days that I don't work as paid holiday - I mean presumably I won't be paid for Good Friday as I don't work it so how can they class this as holiday????
It means that say Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and Good Friday all fell on a Thursday or Friday one year - I would get 4 days less hoilday even though I wouldn't work those days anyway!!
They can't include days you wouldn't normally work as part of your holiday, that's just bizarre.
See this below I just put on another thread.
"You get pro rata the same number of bank holidays as a f/t member of staff.
So, for example if someone works 3 days a week, Wed- Fri, they would be entitled to 3/5 the bank holiday entitlement of a f/t member of staff. F/t entitlement is usually 8 days, in England anyway, so a 3-day a weeker is entitled to 4.8 days, which I would round up to 5 (following me so far? ).
What I have done in organisations I have worked for is got p/t members of staff to sit down with their manager at the beginning of the year and work out which bank holidays naturally fall on their working days, and then adjust.
So if a part timer works 3 days and is entitled to 5 bank holidays, the manager would look at the calendar at the beginning of each year to see how many would automatically fall on working days - this might change each year as obviously Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day vary each year.
If the number of days that fell naturally on the p/t persons normal days was less than 5, the manager would ensure they took a day in lieu to make it up, usually in the same week as a bank holiday."
Basically, you get pro rata what a f/t person would get, including bank holidays. I work out from your figure that if you get 19 days for 3 days a week, a f/t person would get 32 days where you are.
If you get 19 days for 3 days a week, that means for 19 of your normalworkingdays, you don't have to come in. If bank holidays fall on your normal days, obviously they come off the 19, but bank holidays which are not on your normal days are irrelevant, as long as you get the right number of days off on days you normally work.
I work three days a week and get my bank holidays pro-rated as well. I seem to have managed to have the right number of bank holidays falling on the right days (if that makes sense) to not need to adjust anything with bank holidays.
I get 25 days holiday pro-rated to 15 and 4.8 bank holidays (rounded up to 5).
This year the bank holidays have been on Monday, Friday, Monday, Monday, Monday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So as I work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I should do something about the "extra" one I am getting, but am lucky in that I doubt anyone will notice .
perhaps remind HR that according to the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations, part-timers must be treated at least as well as equivalent full-time workers, unless the reason why not can be objectively justified - which it isn't in this case on your behalf
I work(or worked?!) 2 days a week. Every time a bank holiday came along I got the equivalant hours in pay. IE I work 7.5 hours a day, 2 days a week and therefore got 3 hours pay for every bank holiday.
Your employers seem like they've got it wrong I would doubt very much they can make you have holiday on a day you don't work, how odd. Like flowerybeanbag said it's like having to have a day off at a weekend when you only work week days. Very odd