Like many organisations we give staff paid leave for bank holidays in addition to their normal leave entitlement. I have a few members of staff who work 3-day weeks. Those who work Monday – Wednesday benefit significantly out of Bank Holidays (1/3 of their working week off compared to 1/5 off for full-timers).

Conversely, those who do not work on Mondays lose out compared to full timers (they work their full week as normal whereas full timers have 1/5 of their week off.

How do other organisations deal with this? Do you have a system of giving pro-rata bank holiday leave entitlements to make up the differences in benefits?


Teresa Haskins