Bleuse v MBT Transport Ltd and another [2008] IRLR 264 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Statutory rights: Territorial jurisdiction

    Date:
    11 February 2008

    In Bleuse v MBT Transport Ltd EAT/0339/07 & EAT/0632/07, the EAT held that a German employee not based in Britain could not pursue claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages before the employment tribunal, notwithstanding that his contract of employment was governed by English law. However, he could pursue a claim for unpaid holiday pay because the right to paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 implements a directly effective European right that domestic courts must seek to enforce.