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Old 05.11.2013, 12:11
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Re: public holidays during maternity leave


i just received the public holidays for 2014 from my employer, plus the bridge-days that we get extra for working 15 minutes additional each day to give us an extra 6 days of holiday throughout the year.

there are 5 public holidays + 2 bridge days during my maternity leave for next year (half of all public holidays for 2014!) and i asked my employer if i'm entitled to get the days back.
they said that the public holidays are set and i won't get them back, but i'm still entitled to my full normal vacation days.

if you take vacation time during public holidays, the public holiday doesn't count as a vacation day. and also at my work, the bridge days don't count as vacation days either. so why should it count as a meternity leave? i'm entitled to 14 weeks (so 14 x 5 = 70 days), so these 5 public holidays + 2 bridge days should add up to an extra 7 days of maternity leave, right?

maybe i'm SOL with the bridge days, but does anyone know the law regarding public holidays during maternity leave?

thanks in advance!
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