Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time, Pay, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues, Annual Leave and Holiday Pay
Issues covered: Holiday Pay; Time Limits

The claimant worked as a plumbing and heating engineer for the respondent company.   The respondent contended that the appellant was a self-employed independent contractor without entitlement to paid annual leave. The claimant had taken unpaid annual leave, and this led to a series of cases against the respondent.  In related hearings, the Supreme Court held that those individuals were workers (see Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith [2018] UKSC 29) rather than independent contractors.  The claimant’s holiday pay claim then returned to the Tribunal but it was dismissed on the basis that it was out of time.   The Tribunal did not consider the CJEU decision in King v

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 22/03/2021

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Jason Elliott BL

The main content of this article was provided by Jason Elliott BL. Email

View all articles by Jason Elliott BL