Myth 4 - Bank Holidays


Employees have the right to have bank holidays off work, or to be paid overtime for working them.


Although there are 10 bank holidays on the Isle of Man, employees are not automatically entitled to a day off or extra pay on a bank holiday. Any such right depends on their contract of employment.

Similarly, there is no legal right to be paid any extra money for work done on a bank holiday unless the contract says so.

The Department of Enterprise on the Isle of Man has available a useful guide called Holidays and Holiday Pay