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4. I work from Monday to Friday every week. Saturday and Sunday are rest days. If a statutory holiday falls on Saturday, should the employer grant me a holiday in substitution?

Employers are entitled to one statutory rest day per week. If Sunday is the statutory rest day, Saturday will be treated as contractual rest day. Unless the contract provides otherwise, you will not be entitled to a holiday in substitution if a statutory holiday falls on a Saturday. 


Employers rarely grants both Saturday and Sunday as statutory rest days. However, if an employer does so, depending on the exact wording used in the contract, the obligations in relation to no compulsory work on a statutory rest day and the obligation to provide another holiday where a statutory holiday falls on a statutory rest day will possibly apply in respect of both rest days.