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Contracts of employment: Right to "public holidays" governed entirely by contract of employment

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    Campbell & Smith Construction Group Ltd v Greenwood [2001] IRLR 588 EAT (0 other reports)

Employees were not entitled to an extra day's paid holiday simply because the Government declared that there would be an additional holiday over the winter of 1999-2000 to mark the millennium, holds the EAT in Campbell & Smith Construction Group Ltd v Greenwood and others 2.5.01 (S) EAT 1377/00. The employees' entitlement to so-called public holidays was governed by their contracts of employment. The employer had decided not to give an extra holiday to mark the millennium, and had not agreed to any variation of the existing contractual arrangements for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.