My friends employer won't give Royal wedding day off. He argues that it is not a bank holiday and he doesn't have to give it off. In an act of 'generousity', he has told them he will let them finish at 1.30, however, in the preceeding days they all must work 2 hours extra to make up for it.
I have said this is ridiculous. The wedding is at 11am, and will be over by 2pm. To make it worse, no offence to anyone, but the workplace is mostly women, and I am sure many will want to see the ceremony, the dresses, the guests, etc. in the morning. The Direct gov website shows it is a bank holiday.
Any comments what to do?
Funnily enough I work for an employer that has to work that day. However I am compensated with double time and a day off. My friends employer is a retail shop.