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I’ve worked at a firm since July. Is it true that you’re entitled to a week’s holiday with pay for every 13 weeks you work? My employer says we’ve to work a year before we get any holiday.

Your employer is wrong. In your first year of employment with a firm you accumulate holidays as you go along, so that for every month or part of a month you work you are entitled to take one twelfth of your annual holiday entitlement. There’s a statutory entitlement to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year, which can include bank holidays. Check your employment contract to see if you’re entitled to more than the statutory minimum and for any rules and regulations about when you can take holidays.

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