Important ruling on annual leave accrual


15 / 7 / 2015 4.11pm

How do you manage the accrual of annual leave?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), has recently made a judgement about the amount of holiday that employees on sickness absence are permitted to carry forward.

In a recent case, Plumb v Duncan Print Group Limited, they have ruled that:

  • employees absent due to sickness must take annual leave within 18 months of the end of the year during which the holiday was accrued
  • employees are not required to provide evidence that they were unable to take annual leave due to sickness.

Healthcare legal firm Capsticks has pointed out that while employers may welcome clarification of the issue and the 18 month limit, this area continues to develop and employers should keep their policies relating to sickness absence under review.

A useful summary of the case and the key implications for employers can be found on Capsticks website.

Latest Tweets

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Sounds great, what next?

Register Now

Not now, I will register later

Log In