ECJ rules that staff sick on leave can retake holiday

Brockett, James
September 2009
People Management;9/24/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p9
The article reports on the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that employees who are sick during scheduled holidays should be allowed to reallocate their holidays. This ruling answered the question of what would happen if sickness fall with scheduled leave. In early 2009, the ECJ ruled that a worker can carry his leave forward in case he is unable to take leave through no fault of his own. Rachel Cairns of Keele University said that while she is in favor of this, it might be abused by employees fraudulently claiming sick while on holiday.


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