Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0071_15_0807
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time and Leave
The EAT has ruled that:
- A worker must be able to take annual leave within a period of 18 months of the end of the leave year in respect of which the annual leave arose.
- A worker does not have to show he/she was unable to take the leave in any year - he/she is not required to take annual leave but may choose to do so or not to do so.
- A worker who does not wish to take annual leave during periods of sick leave is entitled to take the annual leave at a later date - within 18 months of the end of the leave year in which the leave accrued.
The claimant in this case was a plumber who was off sick for almost four years, from April 2010 - Feb 2014. When he asked for annual leave in his final
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