Christmas is in a corner, and people are now planning their festive season.
Although it will be a very different Christmas in 2020 for reasons we do not need to mention – people still want to make the most of their time.
Many of us will have plenty of holidays left because we can’t go anywhere this year, but I’m sure people want to use their annual holidays wisely.
This brings us to Christmas this year – so how many days off do you have?
Many people take the entire Christmas week off because they have to hold a certain number of holidays each year.
St. Stephen’s Day is a bank holiday so you will always be blessed.
However, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday this year, which is called across the Irish Sea.
What does this mean for your bank vacation? Does it make sense that you get a holiday next Monday or not?
A public holiday is entitled to the benefits you normally receive but your employer does not have to take a Monday off.
The Citizen Official Citizens Information website states: “If a public holiday falls on that day, it is not the business’s normal working day (e.g., Saturday or Sunday) and you are still entitled to take advantage of that public holiday.
“This applies when St. Stephen’s Day (December 26) in 2020 falls on a Saturday. Where a public holiday falls on a weekend, you have no automatic legal right to the next working day holiday, which means that Monday, December 28, 2020 is not a public holiday.