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Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers: What You Need To Know

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Another area commanding attention is the holiday entitlement of part-time workers, an aspect often overlooked. UK law stipulates statutory holiday entitlement for all workers, including those working part-time.

In the UK, holiday entitlement for part-time workers is calculated proportionally to their full-time equivalents. A part-time staff working three days a week would earn a minimum of 16.8 days of holiday (5.6 weeks x 3 days per week).

Determining Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers

  • Pro-rata basis: Part-time workers are entitled to at least 5.6 weeks of paid leave on a pro-rata basis.
  • Bank holidays: Bank holidays do not necessarily count as paid leave. The employer can include them as part of the annual holiday entitlement.

Both employers and part-time workers should take the initiative to understand holiday entitlements to maintain a fair, balanced working relationship.

Final Thoughts

It is essential for the effective functioning of a company to have a solid understanding of holiday entitlement for all employees including those that work part-time.

Clear record keeping, and communication to staff regarding their entitlement will help make sure staff receive the holiday they are entitled.


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