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Holidays Accrued on Sick Leave

There has been much litigation on the issue of whether an employee is entitled to carry over holidays which they have been unable to take due to being off sick. In previous cases, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that workers continue to accrue holiday entitlement while they are on long term sick leave. The ECJ has also stated that workers should be given the opportunity to choose either to take paid annual leave during a period of sick leave, or take the leave on their return to work, potentially in the next holiday year.

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