Here we list a selection of key cases on employees’ rights to holiday pay, providing a summary of the decision and implications for employers.

British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock | Court of Appeal | 7 Oct 2016

Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council Northern Ireland | Court of Appeal | 26 June 2015

Sash Windows Workshop v King | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 1 Dec 2014

Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods; Amec Group Ltd v Law | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 4 Nov 2014

Bollacke v K + K Klaas & Kock BV and Co | European Court of Justice | 12 May 2014

Neal v Freightliner Ltd | Employment Tribunal | 2013

Heimann and Toltschin v Kaiser | European Court of Justice | 8 Nov 2012

British Airways v Williams | European Court of Justice | 15 Sep 2011

Williams v British Airways | Advocate General Opinion ECJ | 16 Jun 2011

Khan v Martin McColl | Employment Tribunal | 23 Mar 2010

Please note: While every care has been taken in compiling these notes, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice.​

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