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Accumulate holiday

hammers1970 Community member Posts: 18 Connected

Unfortunately I’ve just been on sick leave for 10 weeks, I am on a zero hours contract and have been told that I do not accumulate any holiday entitlement for this period, I’ve looked online and everything I read says I should accumulate holiday entitlement for this period, I also had a conversation with a union rep and he agreed with me that you should accumulate holiday entitlement for this period.

any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,282 Disability Gamechanger
    It makes no difference whether you're zero hour contract or not, you should still accrue annual leave.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • hammers1970
    hammers1970 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
    Thank you Poppy123456, 
  • hammers1970
    hammers1970 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
    I had a conversation with payroll explaining that ACAS website states that employees on zero hour contracts should accumulate holiday entitlement when off sick, I also added that this is also confirmed on the government website, I was told no that isn’t the case, I then spoke to the HR department of the company and they told me to speak to the site manager where I work, so I then went back to my site manager and had the same conversation that I had had with Payroll and the HR department, but I am still being told no that is not the case. I’m not sure what to do now, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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