Can an employee be entitled to public holidays after their employment has been terminated?
Where an employee has outstanding days of their annual holiday entitlements remaining when their employment ends, the unused annual holiday entitlement must be notionally added to their last day of employment. If a public holiday falls within this period, and on a day that the employee would otherwise have worked, then the employee must also be paid for this day.
An employee would not be entitled to a public holiday after the date of termination if the employee had not completed a full year of service for the employer as they would not have become entitled to any annual leave days.
Information on calculating an employee's final holiday pay.
Use our Holidays and Leave Tool to work out entitlements for public holidays, and sickness and bereavement leave.
Date Modified: Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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