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Mr G Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Case

Mr G Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Case Numbers UKEAT/0211/19/DA UKEAT/0003/20/DA, UKEATPA/0090/20/DA

Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins speaks to press outside the Supreme Court in London
Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins speaks to Press outside the Supreme Court in London


17 February 2022

The Sunday Times


02 February 2022


01 February 2022

The Court of Appeal uphold Gary Smith's holiday pay challenge against Pimlico Plumbers.

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15 December 2021

The appeal against the holiday pay refusal was heard in the Court of Appeal on 7th and 8th December 2021 before Lady Justices Simler, King and Laing.

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Smith (appellant) –v- Pimlico Plumbers Ltd (respondent) – Court 70


26 September 2021

The Court of Appeal granted permission to hear the holiday pay appeal. The hearing will be heard over two days starting on 7 or 8 December 2021. More to follow.


15 April 2021

The Holiday Pay appeal was heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 15-17 December 2020 before The Honourable Mr Justice Choudhury (President). Appeal was dismissed on 17 March 2021. The EAT’s judgment contains a detailed analysis of the CJEU’s decision in King v Sash Window Workshop and its impact on claims for holiday pay, as well as the application of domestic time limits. Permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal has been granted to Gary Smith.

See EAT Holiday Pay Judgment here:


19 June 2020

Hearing: 19 May 2020 (postponed) time estimate 2.5 days. Awaiting new date.

TMP is representing Mr G Smith. This appeal challenges the employment tribunal’s decision to reject Mr Smith’s claim for holiday pay on grounds it was brought too late. It involves and exploration as to limb(b) workers entitlement to paid leave per EU and UK law.

It also considers an appeal against the decision to dismiss his disability discrimination claim on grounds he was not dismissed. This appeal contains an important challenge to s39(7)(b) Equality Act 2010 which is the first challenge of its kind.


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