Sickness and Annual Leave

Does One Cancel Out The Other?

It’s the time of year when we have to face the possibility that we might get a nasty cold or a winter bug.  But what happens if you go down with the bug whilst on holiday from work – do you get your holiday back, or do you consider it as rotten luck?

It is generally acknowledged that the Working Time Regulations are out of date on this issue and need to be amended, so for the meantime we have to work with the cases that have been heard on this issue, which results in a lack of clarity and a definite need to keep very up-to-date.

And the answer to the question?  You are entitled to have your holiday re-credited to you, but beware - if there’s no company sick pay you might not be any better off financially!   For expert advice on employment law, please call Kate Middleton at Brooks & Partners on 01276 681217.

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