King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and anor [2017]

  • Case Reference
    King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and anor [2017]
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Working Time and Leave
Issues covered: Working Time Directive; Annual Leave; Employee Status; Period to Claim

"It follows from the above that, unlike in a situation of accumulation of entitlement to paid annual leave by a worker who was unfit for work due to sickness [and who has a limited period of carry-over in which to take unused annual leave], an employer that does not allow a worker to exercise his right to paid annual leave must bear the consequences."

So found the CJEU in a case that will send shudders through many an employer's bank balance. As the CIPD put it in their review of this important case, "This is likely to mean that anyone with worker status will be able to carry leave over to

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This article is correct at 30/11/2017
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