Carole Ritchie v Tesco Stores Limited 2019

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Transfer Regulations (TUPE), Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Unlawful Deductions from Wages; TUPE; Frozen holiday pay

This recently reported case concerns the correct calculation for ‘frozen holiday pay’.  Ms Ritchie worked for Stewarts Supermarkets Ltd (SSL) from 1988 and in 1998 the Company was acquired by Tesco.  Ms Ritche had accrued 25 days holiday pay under the Stewarts Supermarkets scheme and upon transfer to Tesco these days were ‘frozen’ and employees were told that they would receive  payment for these days upon termination of employment at the rate they are then paid. 

As part of a move from weekly to monthly paid the Respondent permitted affected employees to ‘cash in’ part of the their frozen holiday leave.  Ms Ritchie sought to do this and sought information on the

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This article is correct at 08/05/2019

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