7. Holiday use it or lose it!

Many organisations have a use it or lose it policy around holiday. This basically means that if the employee or worker does not use their holiday in the holiday year they cannot carry it forward, and they lose it! Other organisations have variations of this, e.g. an employee or worker can only carry forward a limited amount of holiday to the next year. However, it is not enough to just have this written into your contract and/or holiday policy. To be able to rely on this principle, the European Court of Justice has set out step’s that employers must take if they wish to enforce the “use it or lose it” rule. The Court stated that an employee or worker should NOT automatically lose their...

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What happens when someone does not take their holiday entitlement in the holiday year?

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