Am I entitled to the following Monday off when a public holiday falls on a weekend?

This depends on how generous your employment contract is. Many employers will let you have the following Monday off if, say, Christmas Day falls on a weekend. However, as there is no general legal right to time off on bank holidays (though it is a common practice), there is also no legal right for you to transfer the day's leave to another day. However, if this has been consistently permitted before, you may have an entitlement by virtue of 'custom and practice'.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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