Court of Appeal – claims for unpaid holidays can go back many years

By David Reid, Director.   You may recognise the case name, Smith v Pimlico Plumbers from reading previous JEL Alerts.  
David Reid
4th Feb 2022

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   This year, the late May bank holiday weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June with an additional bank holiday...
Louise Walker
18th Jan 2022

Annual leave during the coronavirus pandemic

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   In our previous client updates, we have addressed frequently asked questions surrounding annual leave during...
Louise Walker
14th May 2020

Legislative Update

By Pauline Hughes, Trainee Solicitor   In the last week, as the UK’s response to the coronavirus outbreak has placed significant restrictions...
Pauline Hughes
2nd Apr 2020

Holiday pay update

By Angela Strzyzewska, Solicitor.   There have been recent developments in case law concerning workers’ holiday pay. In light of these developments,...
Angela Strzyzewska
2nd Jul 2019

Update on worker rights to apply for the minimum annual leave

By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   The European Court of Justice (ECJ) was recently faced with the following question – if a worker does...
Gillian Cumming
13th Nov 2018

Royal Weddings and Bank Holidays

Over the past 24 hours or so, you may have noticed the news that there has been another Royal engagement, with Prince Harry's proposal to Meghan Markle having...
Amanda Deeley
28th Nov 2017

European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year

In the case of Sobczyszyn v Szkoła Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether a Polish teacher who was unable to take...
David Reid
9th Aug 2016

Holiday pay update

Many of our readers will already have read in the press that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed the appeal of British Gas in the well-publicised Lock case.
Stuart Swan
19th May 2016

EAT: Holidays and Sick Leave

Sick workers can choose to carry over holidays, but only for 18 months.  
Stuart Swan
17th Jul 2015

Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday

It has been announced that the late May public holiday will not take place at the end of May this year, but will be moved to Monday 4 June 2012 instead. It...
David Reid
14th Mar 2012

Sick employees must request holidays to get holiday pay - Expert Comments

As regular readers of our updates will be aware, there has recently been a tide of court judgments upholding the rights of long-term absentees to receive...
David Reid
15th Nov 2011

The Royal Wedding - Public Holiday - Expert Comments

The Royal Wedding - Are employers required to give employees a public holiday?
David Reid
26th Nov 2010
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