Workers on Long-Term Sick Leave: Only the Basic 4 Weeks’ Annual Leave can be Carried Over

    View Authors August 2013
    In this month’s newsletter we review the EAT’s decision in Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy in which it ruled that a worker on long-term sick leave could only carry over the basic 4 weeks’ statutory holiday entitlement from one leave year to the next, and not the additional 1.6 weeks’ leave. Clearly this decision is useful for employers, especially for those seeking to mitigate claims for unpaid holiday pay stretching back several years.