My wife works for a local company as PA to the management team. She is paid on an hourly rate and clocks in and out. She is entitled to 20 days paid leave per annum, but was upset at Christmas to discover that, although the offices close on Bank Holidays, she received no pay for the three at Christmas and New Year.
Are her employers entitled to do this? Or is ’20 days leave’ assumed (as she and I assumed it) to mean ’20 days and all statutory Bank Holidays’? Does she have any automatic right to Bank Holiday pay?
Alun Brookfield