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Working time: Time limit for using carried-over holiday contrary to EU law

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In Neidel v Stadt Frankfurt am Main [2012] IRLR 607 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that a German law that required employees to use carried-over annual leave within nine months of the start of the new leave year was contrary to the Working Time Directive. Where a worker has been unable to use the carried-over leave due to sickness, the worker is entitled to payment in lieu of it when the employment ends, but only to the value of the minimum amount of leave required by the Directive.