UK Court of Appeal Gives Important Holiday Pay Ruling

February 2022
Region: Europe

It has been a while, but another high-profile holiday pay case was decided this week.

In Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited, the Court of Appeal held that a worker who took regular unpaid leave during the course of his engagement (his employer wrongly believed him to be self-employed and, thus, not eligible for paid holiday) was entitled on termination to be paid for any accrued but unpaid annual leave, whether such leave was taken or not.