Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others [2017] UKEAT033416JOJ

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time, Pay, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Working Time and Leave; Overtime Payments; Interpretation of Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Why is Ireland's Working Time Legislation Still Out of Date? Barrister Paul Joyce reviews the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others [2017] UKEAT033416JOJ.


Of the basic employment rights provided to workers under employment legislation, the right to a minimum period of paid annual leave is understandably one of the most valued. Up until 1997, the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 allowed for a minimum entitlement of three weeks annual leave.

1997 then saw the passing of the Organisation of Working Time Act (OWTA) (transposing the European ‘Working Time Directive) which provided for the gradual introduction of a

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This article is correct at 21/08/2017

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