Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time, Pay
Issues covered: Holiday Pay; Working Time Regulations 1998; Working Time Directive; Voluntary Overtime; Normal Remuneration

The EAT has delivered a significant judgment further clarifying the law on holiday pay which will be of interest to employees and employers throughout the UK.

The lead claimants were part of 56 employees employed as plumbers, electricians, roofers and storemen and were responsible for the repair and improvement of council-owned housing stock. They each had contractual working hours but performed on-call duties and additional overtime work (which fell outside their contract of employment) when the opportunity arose.  The claimants argued the remuneration linked to their voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The ET emphasised the additional work was

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This article is correct at 04/08/2017

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