Given the high numbers of potential holiday pay claims that
British Gas has waiting in the wings it is unsurprising that
following its loss at the Court of Appeal British Gas tried to
appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. By way of brief reminder,
the Court of Appeal found in Mr Lock's favour and ruled that
his holiday pay should include commission.
However the Supreme Court has refused to grant British Gas leave
to appeal and has remitted the case back to the employment tribunal
to determine the amount that should be paid to Mr Lock. It is hoped
that the employment tribunal will make it clear how exactly the
commission element of holiday pay should be calculated, as
currently there is no clear guidance as to what the correct
reference period should be.
There is speculation as to whether, following Brexit, this
EU-derived right will continue. However at this stage this is a
moot point as until the UK leaves the UK (which is likely to be at
least two years away) companies and courts will have to uphold
this right. So for the foreseeable future companies need to make
sure that holiday pay includes commission.
(To see our previous blog post about the Court of Appeal hearing
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