Armstrong v Walter Scott Motors (London) Ltd EAT/766/02

Reports relating to this case:

  • Assertion of statutory rights: Employee was reasonably clear in asserting statutory holiday leave entitlement

    Date:
    1 November 2003

    In Armstrong v Walter Scott Motors (London) Ltd, the EAT holds that an employee was reasonably clear in asserting his statutory right to paid holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 when he pointed out to his employer that, contrary to what the company staff handbook said, he should not be forced to wait a year before being entitled to take paid holiday, and that this requirement in the handbook was "morally indefensible in this day and age".