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Myth 4 - Bank Holidays

Myth:

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

Fact:

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