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Harpur Trust v Brazel

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Written by Rachel Davies Solicitor

The lengthy litigation in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel has now concluded with the highly anticipated decision of the Supreme Court. The decision will bring much needed clarity on exactly how annual leave entitlement should be calculated for workers engaged on a permanent contract of employment, but who work irregular hours or for only part of the year. The case, first brought before the Employment Tribunal in 2015, cast doubt over the widely used method of prorating holiday entitlement for such workers.

It is important to note that the immediate impact will be for employed (contract of employment) part-year workers.

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