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WORKING TIME : Calculating the cost of underpaid holiday

04 December 2015  

Chris Tutton discusses a recent ECJ decision on how much holiday pay a worker was entitled to after she increased her hours

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Greenfield v The Care Bureau Ltd [2015] has made it clear that part-time workers whose working patterns change should have their holiday entitlement adjusted to reflect their new working patterns. Employers are not obliged to recalculate any statutory leave that the worker has already accrued, but can deduct leave already taken from the new calculation.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    C-219/14 Greenfield v The Care Bureau Ltd [2015] EUECJ, 11 November

    C-486/08 Zentralbetriebsrat der Landeskrankenhauser Tirols [2010] ECR I-03527