R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematographic and Theatre Union [2001] IRLR 559 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Right to paid holiday not dependent on service

    Date:
    1 August 2001

    In case C-173/99: The Queen v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, ex parte Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematographic and Theatre Union (BECTU), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that UK legislation requiring minimum service of 13 weeks in order to be eligible for paid annual holiday is contrary to Community law.