Establish a policy on holiday accrued during sickness absence

Key points

  • An employee on sick leave will continue to accrue his or her full statutory holiday entitlement.
  • The employer should consider the extent to which any contractual holiday entitlement will accrue during sickness absence and include this in its policy.
  • The policy could also set out when and how holiday accrued during sickness absence, including long-term sickness absence, should be taken.

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