Alteration Letter to inform staff of change to holiday calculations – Harpur Trust v Brazel
This Alteration Letter to inform staff of change to holiday calculations – Harpur Trust v Brazel should be used to inform workers who work irregular hours on part year (e.g. term time) contracts of a change to the way in which holiday pay and leave entitlement will be calculated.
The letter explains about the Supreme Court ruling of Harpur Trust v Brazel, which means that all workers, regardless of how many weeks per year they work, are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave calculated over the previous 52 weeks.
Prior to this ruling, ACAS guidance recommended that casual workers should accrue statutory holiday entitlement at the rate of 12.07% of hours worked but this guidance has now been withdrawn.
The letter requires the worker to sign and return one copy of the letter to acknowledge acceptance of the change of terms.