Sick workers can reclaim holidays

Source: on 2009-09-17 14:54:00

A period of sickness while on holiday does not count towards the minimum period of paid annual leave under the Working Time Directive, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.The judgement, made in the case of Francisco Vicente Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA, means that workers who are ill during scheduled annual leave can subsequently claim the time back from their employers.Spanish lorry driver Pereda took ...

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