Employment Law

The Court of European Justice ruling on unused holiday

The CJEU held that the Working Time Directive requires that if a worker does not exercise the right to paid annual leave in any year, leave should not automatically be lost unless the employer has ‘diligently’ brought it to the worker’s attention that leave will be lost, the burden of proof falling on the employer. Employers need not require employees to take leave but must inform them accurately and in good time of the right.

Source CIPP 12-11-2018