Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
This employer's laissez-faire approach to the carry-over of holiday into subsequent annual leave years resulted in an employment tribunal ordering it to pay an employee £4,272 in holiday pay when she was made redundant.
This employment tribunal held that employers should not circumvent the requirement to pay a departing worker for holiday that he or she has accrued but not taken by providing in the contract of employment that the worker will be entitled only to a nominal sum.
The Court of Appeal has held that an NHS worker who was absent for the whole leave year and who did not submit any requests for annual leave during her absence was entitled to holiday pay on the termination of her employment.
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.
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