The European Court of Justice has said that it is contrary to the Working Time Directive (03/88/EC) for national legislation to make entitlement to paid annual leave conditional on a worker having worked a minimum of 10 days for the same employer in the holiday year.
The Supreme Court has held that offshore oil-rig workers are not entitled to annual leave in addition to their onshore breaks.
A model contract clause on compulsory holiday periods.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that the Working Time Directive (03/88/EC) does not require an unlimited accumulation of a worker's paid annual leave during a period of long-term sickness absence.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that employees on sick leave must, to be paid for holiday under the Working Time Regulations 1998, give the required statutory notice during the relevant leave year of their intention to take that holiday.
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 paid annual leave.