Employers face additional burden as ECJ grants holiday during sick leave

Carter, Caroline
February 2009
People Management;2/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p32
The article discusses a judgment issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case of Stringer versus HMRC on January 21, 2009. The court held that annual leave does accrue during sick leave and may be taken during that sick leave or carried over to the next leave year. The practical issues raised by the ruling are discussed, including its implication for taking holiday during sick leave.


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