Holiday pay and bonus dispute solicitors

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Entitlement to holiday pay in England and Wales

The entitlement to holiday pay is a statutory right under the Working Time Regulations 1998. This law gives full time workers 28 paid days annual leave per year.

If your employer has failed to pay your holiday pay, deducted your wages after you have taken annual leave, or refused to allow you to take paid leave, then our expert Holiday Pay Solicitors can help you.

We offer legal advice without jargon and we'll take a practical approach to resolving your holiday pay claim, while we work hard to preserve the existing relationship between you and your employer.

At Co-op Legal Services, our Holiday Pay Solicitors only represent employees and we offer fixed fees for work pay and bonus dispute claims. Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change unless the original information we are given is shown to be incorrect or circumstances change.

The Employer has decided to pay my son the full amount of holiday pay he is owed. Thank you for your work and the recommendations. This made all the difference and we both greatly appreciate your guidance. (A. Bates)

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Is there a statutory right to take bank holidays off work?

You do not have a statutory right to take bank holidays or public holidays off work, with or without pay. This will depend on what is written in your employment contract.

Your employment contract may say that you have the right to statutory holidays or it may not say anything about contractual holidays or statutory holidays. In these cases, your employer can:

  • ask you to work bank or public holidays
  • give you bank and public holidays off without paying you for them. In this case, you won't lose your right to take your full statutory holiday allowance of 28 days at some other point
  • give you bank and public holidays off and pay you for them but ask you to count them towards your statutory holiday entitlement
  • do a combination of all of these

Is overtime included in holiday pay calculations?

Yes. In November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that overtime must be calculated into holiday pay rates.

Can I make a holiday pay claim?

There are three situations where an employee can bring a holiday pay claim under the Working Time Regulations 1998. They are:

  • your employer breached your rights under the Regulations
  • you have suffered a detriment (a cause of harm or damage)
  • you have been dismissed

In each situation a worker has a right to compensation.

Our Employment Law Solicitors that specialise in employee holiday pay claims have successfully litigated in many Employment Tribunal cases involving holiday pay disputes. We have vast expertise in facilitating Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures, allowing our clients to settle holiday pay claim disputes without the cost and stress of going to Court.

About Co-op Legal Services

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.

As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.