The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has suggested that workers should be allowed to carry over untaken holiday into the next year if they are genuinely prevented from taking annual leave for "reasons beyond their control" other than sickness absence.
Two trade union representatives working night shifts claimed that the time they spent attending union meetings during the day was "working time" and so they were entitled to an 11-hour rest period from the end of the meetings until the start of their next night shift. The employment tribunal rejected this claim.
David Malamatenios is partner, Linda Quinn, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Dominic Speedie is an associate at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
A table setting out the statutory rights to time off work.
A table summarising the compensation payable for breaches of time off rights.
A model request for statutory time off form.
Practical guidance on dealing with requests for time off for antenatal care, including the right for fathers and partners to attend appointments.
A model form to record employees' absences.
A model letter responding to an employee's request for time off to attend a medical or dental appointment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.