February 15, 2023
Employers may be quite familiar with what to do with extra bank holidays after last year, but we thought a quick refresher in the run up to the Coronation would be useful. So here’s what you need to know:
Employers aren’t always obliged to give their staff the extra day off…
It’s worth knowing that employees don’t have an automatic right to the extra day off. Whether or not an employee has the right to the extra day off will depend entirely on the exact wording of their employment contract. For example, their contract could be drafted in one of the following three ways:
But should employers give staff the day off anyway?
Regardless of the technical entitlement to the extra day off in the contract, many employers will still offer staff the day off. If they do so however, we’d always advise employers to communicate this message clearly (explaining that this is a unique, one-off occasion) and to apply the approach consistently.
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