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Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd - sickness and holidays

An employment tribunal has ruled that employees can carry over annual leave to the next year if they were too ill to take it.

This is a note from the Institute of Leadership and Management on the Leeds tribunal case of Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd.

Mr Shah broke his ankle and took three months off work. He had booked four weeks leave within that 3 month period. He wanted to reschedule his holiday but his employer refused as this meant it would fall into the next holiday year.

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