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Long-term sick entitled to Holiday Pay

Employees on long–term sick leave are entitled to take the holiday pay they have accrued when they return to work, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. In a decision that clarifies the law after years of uncertainty, the ECJ ruling states that employees must be compensated for annual leave not taken, and will be entitled to four weeks’ holiday pay for each year they are absent from work. Additionally, employees who have been sacked or have left an employer could be entitled to pay equal to any time they could not take as leave while off sick, on top of any redundancy or termination payment. The ruling comes as a result of a case brought by a group of HM Revenue & Customs employees who were denied holiday pay after returning from sick leave. According to employment... »