Often, there is confusing as to what you are entitled to if you work a bank holiday in Ireland. So here is the run down for you. If you have any questions do leave them below !
Entitlements For Bank Holidays
If you have worked at least 40 hours in total in the five weeks before the public holiday you are entitled to paid leave on the day or one of the following alternatives:
- A paid day off within a month of the publicholiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay
- The nearest church holiday to the public holiday as a paid day off
Part-time employees who are entitled to public holiday leave, but are not due to work on that particular day should receive one-fifth of their weekly pay instead of the actual day’s leave. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, you do not have any automatic legal entitlement to have the next working day off work.