But surly whilst you are on maternity, because you are still employed by the company and entitled to the min of 28 days, you are still entitled to the holiday pay from these?! Your not going to leave Tesco whilst you are on maternity over the year, so would they not owe you your years worth of holiday?! You may well leave after your maternity is up which is understandable, but not during?!
Sorry if I sound a little dumb lol!! Xx
yeh but my hols work april 2 april so when i go back i will have them then if that makes sence, i am only going on maternity leave 4 9months as thats al i will get paid 4, but if you are going 4 a yr off maybe when your maternity finishes they will add them on the end what you have earnt so you dont lose them as you would have earnt them during your maternity leave but just not b4 you go on it, i would ask can yours get added onto the end of your maternity leave as i am going back after 9months then taking my holidays i would of got during my maternity leave
They have to give you all holidays for the time you will be taking your maternity leave. So My holidays run Jan-Dec. I have taken mat leave Feb-Feb. We get 25days a year plus bank holidays. I started holiday leave 2nd Jan - 6th Feb mat leave starting 7th Feb because although I hadn't worked a day of the year I gain my holidays as normal because we are still classed as being in contracted employment! This is why people can also claim working tax credits while on maternity cause in the eyes of the government/law you are still fully employed
Tell them you appreciate their understanding but would like it in writing and be speaking to the citizens advice as you'd like to clear up where you stand in regards to entitlement.
Thanks for all these comments; atleast my theory is starting to look right my holiday runs from Jan to December so I will still be employed with them by the end of the year and also for a few months in 2013!
Im just sending an email vet to my boss to get her to let me know how many days they are giving me and how I go about 'acquiring' the rest before my maternity is up... I'll see what she comes back with and let you all know!
Thanks again do much for your comments, really helpful xx
Right as an update: after my mail she went for a quick meeting and came back to tell me I WILL be entitled to 20 days prior to my mat leave, this I am happy with!
I did then ask about the other 8 days (the bank holidays) throughout the working year (some I may still be working here for which I understand will be knocked off, but the ones I will be on leave for) and she said as far as she was aware Im not entitled to them?! Is this correct? I saw these as being part of my 'stat holiday' ?!
I got a letter off my employers saying I still get my bank holidays and they will be tagged on to the end of my mat leave - as everything was all set up - but that I have to take them before I return to work kind of thing. I think by law you're entitled to 25 days holiday and this could be made up of 16/17 days + BH's but if you're contract is "20 days + BH" you're entitled to ALL of them (this is my understanding only)
I was also told that the bank holidays are not included for me - I'm not entirely sure how that works, am thinking about giving ACAS/CAB a phone call to check.
Yes I wold def look into this; I'm waiting to see what they come back with in writing and will then look to take this somewhere to check the bank holiday thing is legit as I'm sure if there bundled in with your stat entitlement you should receive them!
i would assume through working in a bussiness closed on bank holiday and open.
when i worked in a resturant we 28 days holiday to take aswepleased as they were open every 365 days a year. now i work in a factory im pretty sure its still 28 days holiday then 5 or 6 is taken off for bank holiday plus 2-3 for christmas leaving us about 19 days holiday to take as we please so surely the bank holidays in june and august you should get as holiday.
especially this year as we are losing our end of may one and getting two in the begining of june
Yes that's exactly how I had worked it out to be; I'm sure that is right and it's just the company trying to get away with paying out as little as possible!! Luckily, I'm not naive like I imagine a lot of people out there are in similar circumstances!! It's really bad how some companies act!! Xx
For me, there are only actually 5 bank holidays that might get wrapped into maternity leave - we only have the two days at New Year's (Scotland - we get 2 January as well), the Queen's Jubilee this year only, and the two for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There are an additional 4 days of annual leave that are mandatory so that the institute closes over Christmas week. But I am planning to end my maternity leave the week before Christmas (the 21st will be my last day) and go back on the 7th of January, using a few leave days to pad it out. OH will start additional paternity leave after the Christmas break. So for me it is really only 1 public holiday that is at stake, the Jubilee day, and I'm not going to kick up a fuss over only one day. Eight I can TOTALLY understand, though!!
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