A judgment was handed down by the Employment Appeal Tribunal earlier this month in Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd dealing with the ever-evolving question of how to deal with statutory holiday entitlement for employees on long term sick leave.
So we thought it would be useful to have a re-cap on previous cases and explain where we are now with this issue.
Note that UK law is based on the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR1998). The Tribunals and Courts must try to interpret the Regulations to give effect to European decisions. This gives rise to legal uncertainty and “judicial creativity”.
It is important to appreciate that the decisions relate only to statutory leave – not contractual leave.
So what are the basic principles?
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