If you are off sick, you will be entitled to build up statutory paid holiday while you are off work. When you return to work, you are able to ask your employer if you can take the holiday you have built up before the end of your normal leave year. If you have had your employment terminated while you were off sick, you are entitled to be paid for all the statutory holiday pay you have built up and not taken.

You will only be entitled to build up contractual holiday while you are off sick if your contract of employment allows for this. Or on maternity/paternity or adoption leave?

During Maternity, paternity and adoption leave, you have the right to build up your statutory holidays in the same way as if you were at work. Statutory holiday means the minimum amount of holiday that you are entitled to by law.

Your contract of employment may give you more holiday than this.

For further help please contact Julie Hopkins onĀ 01935 423667.

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