Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0071_15_0807
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Holiday Pay

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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This article is correct at 10/07/2015

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