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Acas is reminding employers to plan ahead to avoid last minute leave request clashes or short-term absences in advance of the extra bank holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Acas National Helpline Manager Stewart Gee said: "We're already getting calls to the Acas helpline from employers seeking advice. It's important to be as fair and consistent as possible by having a policy on how to manage time off and leave requests so employees can join in the celebrations and employers can maintain morale at work."
Acas is advising employers that:
However many employers do provide incentives to work on bank holidays so it can be worth checking out any contractual obligations.