Office of Public Works v a Group of Workers [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    WTC/12/146, Determination No. DWT 12172
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time and Leave
Issues covered: Organisation of Working Time Act 1997; Annual Leave

Section 20 (1) of the OWT Act provides that the times at which annual leave is granted to an employee shall be determined by his or her employer. However, the employer concerned must take into account the need for the employee to reconcile work and any family responsibilities and the employee’s opportunities for rest and recreation. An employer must also consult the employee (or his/her trade union, if any) at least one month before the relevant period of annual leave is due to begin. 

In this case, the respondent employer decided to change a practice of over 20 years by obliging

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This article is correct at 15/02/2013
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