What is continuous service?
It's when an employee has worked for 1 employer without a break.
Continuous service is calculated from the first day of work. Certain employee rights depend on length of service, including:
- Maternity pay
- Flexible working requests
- Redundancy pay
Certain events which would ordinarily amount to a break in employment still count towards a continuous employment period and aren’t counted as a break in employment. These include:
Days when employees are on strike don't count towards continuous service, but this isn't treated as a break. For example, if an employee works for