Ok, so I’ve had to make an embarrasing addition to this post on the 5 year grace period for pay and holiday bonuses under the age discrimination regs. Pure laziness. No excuse (except I was knackered, overworked, blogging on a combination of wine and tannin and nobody else actually referenced the paragraph).
Also ‘loyalty’ is featured as a possible justification for holiday increments beyond that period. I still think loyalty is open to challenge -the need for loyalty both in benefiting the employer and in relation to competion for the attentions of the employee might need to be shown. Hmm. And the sex ‘n’ age combo is hopefully still open.
But I’ve learnt my lesson. I aim never to have to humiliating correct my own assertions in the future.