The European Court of Justice has held that while EU law does not lay down a general principle of non-discrimination on the ground of obesity as such, the Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78/EC) must be interpreted as meaning that the obesity of a worker can constitute a disability.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has suggested that workers should be allowed to carry over untaken holiday into the next year if they are genuinely prevented from taking annual leave for "reasons beyond their control" other than sickness absence.
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