In Gridquest Ltd t/a Select Employment and others v Blackburn and others the EAT holds that a payment added to the basic hourly rate to cover holiday pay counted towards a worker's entitlement to paid leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998.
Employment tribunals are usually anxious to prevent employers relying on technicalities to avoid liability for mistreating their staff. However, three recent decisions on appeal suggest the 'technical ruse' is alive and well.
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