In KHS AG v Schulte  IRLR 156 ECJ, the ECJ held that limitation of the right of workers on long-term sick leave to accumulate paid annual leave is not contrary to the Working Time Directive.
In this test case, the employment tribunal found that an NHS trust had unlawfully amended its pay progression policy to provide that staff would be denied a pay rise if their sickness absence reached a certain level.
In NHS Leeds v Larner  IRLR 894 EAT, the EAT held that a worker who was absent for the whole leave year and who did not submit a request for annual leave before the end of the leave year was nevertheless entitled to carry over her leave entitlement into the following year.
Line manager briefing on short-term sickness absence, including monitoring short-term sick leave, instigating formal action and the benefits of absence management.
A model policy to set out how employees should manage employees who face difficulties attending their place of work and returning home during periods of severe weather or when there are disruptions to transport.
Practical guidance on dealing with an employee who goes ahead with a holiday when annual leave has not been authorised, including investigating the unauthorised absence and disciplinary sanctions.
This case concerns the complicated relationship between sickness absence and annual leave, the law surrounding which is in an unsettled state.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence and attendance management.