Harpur Trust v Brazel – Where does this leave us?

Published on: 08/12/2022


There’s been a lot of publicity recently about the Supreme Court case of Harpur Trust v Brazel and its impact on calculating holiday entitlement and pay for workers.

The case specifically concerned holiday entitlement and pay for what were termed ‘part-year workers’.  These are workers who are on a permanent contract, who work irregular hours and who do not work every week of the year.  The case impacts on workers such as term time workers, like Mrs Brazel in this case, but also wider groups like casual and zero-hour workers. Employment Associate Louise Keenan explains.

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