'A ruling divorced from reality.'

Willmont, Ben
September 2009
People Management;9/24/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p9
The author reflects on the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that a worker can reallocate his scheduled holiday if a sickness fell on that holiday. According to the author, this is a disturbing ruling that can be impossible to be implemented by employers but may be logical for lawyers. He says that this kind of ruling would also affect good employers to review their generous occupational sick pay schemes and consider a statutory sick pay scheme. He concludes that in following this ECJ ruling, employers should iron out their absence policies.


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