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.
The Court of Appeal has held that a debt claim for a company's failure to provide pay in lieu of notice to a former employee could not be defended by the discovery after the termination of employment that he committed gross misconduct while in employment.
In Fraser v Southwest London St George's Mental Health Trust  IRLR 100 EAT, the EAT held that, in order for an employee to claim unpaid wages in respect of annual leave during a period of sickness absence, it was necessary for her to have given formal notice of the leave and for the leave actually to have been taken.
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.
In Publicis Consultants UK Ltd v O'Farrell EAT/0430/10, the EAT held that a termination payment calculated by reference to the employee's contractual notice period, but labelled "ex gratia", did not meet the employer's obligation in respect of notice pay.
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