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My employer wants to cut my contracted holiday entitlement by one day to save money. Is he allowed to do this?

It would be illegal for your employer to give you less than 5.6 weeks’ holiday a year. Assuming you get more than this, the proposed cut is a contractual matter. Employment contracts are legally binding on both parties. If you can’t reach agreement through the firm’s grievance procedure you could ask an employment tribunal to decide whether the change was reasonable. Your employer would have to make out a convincing case for saving money. If you have worked for the firm more than two years you will have some job security, but if it looks as though you may be sacked over the issue you should take further advice.

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