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Pimlico plumber loses £74,000 holiday pay claim

An employment tribunal has ruled that plumber Gary Smith, whose status as a worker was confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2018 is not entitled to his alleged £74,000 arrears of holiday pay as he did not bring his claim in time.  

The written decision has not yet been published but we will report further on the issues when more information is available.  We understand that Mr Smith will appeal.  A separate disability discrimination claim is to be heard in June.

However, this ruling highlights the importance of bringing your claim within the appropriate time limit and the Tribunals may take a strict view as to awarding compensation to employees if their claim is out of time.