Human Capital (Employment) - Review

    View Authors June 2009

    Are workers on long-term sick entitled to paid annual leave?

    Believe it or not, the Tribunals and Courts have been debating this issue since 2003 when Mr Ainsworth and his colleagues first presented their claims for unpaid holiday pay. And even though the House of Lords has now given its decision in HMRC v Stringer it is probably fair to say we still do not know all the answers! In fact, this latest ruling has thrown up as many questions as it answers, which is a little disappointing, putting it at its lowest, given the matter's age. In this month's newsletter we set out what now appears to be certain and provide some guidance on how to deal with the remaining uncertainties in this area.

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