Leave lost through sickness can be taken later, says ECJ

Harding-Hill, Rebecca; Clark, Fiona
October 2009
People Management;10/8/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p28
The article focuses on the court decision in the case Pereda versus Madrid Movilidad SA which dealt on the issue of holiday and sick leaves. According to the author, the said decision puts Great Britain's law in an uncertain state and may need legislative change to clarify the position. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the right to paid annual leave was a particularly important principle of community social law. It is noted that the decision seems to be incompatible with the Working Time Regulations 1998.


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