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I live in the state of Washington. I work in a church with 4 fulltime employees.

 

With Easter always landing on a Sunday, our Pastor and one other employee take the following Monday off as a Holiday because Sunday is a regular work day for them. I have been told since Sunday is my usual day off, I already got the "Holiday" off and cannot take off the day after. (He has mentioned this for other "floating' holidays such as Christmas, New Years, 4th of July, etc.)

 

Our employee handbook states that if a holiday lands on a Saturday, then the day before is the holiday. The same with a holiday landing on a Sunday, the day after is a holiday. I know that Easter isn't one of the biggies, such as Christmas or the 4th of July.

 

I have been told by others that it is not legal for some employees to take a day as a paid "Holiday" while others cannot.  I can't find any information on this. Can someone anwer this for me?

 

Thank You in advance!

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Are you full-time?  If you are not scheduled to work that day like the others, why should you have Monday off?   The technical semantics appear to be the issue.  Sunday is the holiday.  It appears that your employer does not pay premium time for working holidays so those employees receive a day off.  If you work on a holiday and everyone else receives a day off for working but you do not, you might have a claim.

 

It really depends on the employee handbook, employment contracts, and state law. 

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It is highly unlikely that the handbook constitutes a contract. Even still, there is no law that requires the employer to grant any holidays (at least that apply here). If you work for a church, then yes, expect to work holidays or be glad you do not have to work the day of. For those who do, it is not unusual, nor unfair, to permit them a day off at some other time. There is no law that mandates all employees be given the same number of holidays or even the same holidays.

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Hi there,

 

I doubt there is anything illegal going on here. The other employees get Monday off as a paid holiday, but you yourself said they are scheduled to work on Sundays... You, however, are not scheduled to work on Sundays -- so why would you get Monday off?

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