The CBI has hit out at a preliminary ruling by
the European Court of Justice that it is unlawful for workers to be denied
holiday pay if they have been working for less than 13 weeks.
The employers’ body supports the working time
regulation, which states that employees are only entitled to annual leave after
13 weeks of continuous employment.
"This ruling will create substantial
administrative burdens for businesses employing seasonal workers, for example
in agriculture and hotels," a spokesman for the CBI said.
The ruling was a result of a case taken by
BECTU against the DTI arguing that the UK Government was acting unlawfully by
denying contract workers the right to paid holiday leave.