In HM Revenue and Customs v Stringer and others sub nom Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Ainsworth and others  IRLR 677 HL, the House of Lords held that a claim for unpaid holiday due under the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be brought as an unlawful deductions from wages claim under ss.13 and 23 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
The House of Lords has held that workers, including those on long-term sick leave who have a claim for unpaid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833), are entitled to bring claims before an employment tribunal not only under the Working Time Regulations 1998, but also under s.13 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, which gives workers the right not to have unlawful deductions made from their wages.
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