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UK employment: further extension to workers’ holiday rights

The holiday rights of workers who fall ill while on holiday, or are absent on long term sick leave, have been extended further by two recent rulings. It was already possible for a worker, who became sick before the start of a scheduled holiday, to recategorise the holiday as sick leave and take the holiday at a later date. In certain circumstances, the worker could even elect to take the recategorised holiday in the next holiday year. The Court of Justice of the European Community has clarified that a worker who falls ill while on holiday can also now do this.

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