What happens if you get sick while on annual leave?
This has been a thorny issue for some time. If you’re away from the workplace having a well earned rest whilst enjoying our glorious summer weather (ahem) and you get struck down by illness, can you (effectively) take your holiday again when better?
The answer is yes, after a recent preliminary ruling in the case of ANGED v FASGA by the European Court of Justice, concerning Article 7 (1) of Directive 2003/88/EC. Prior to this case it was already the law that you could take retake holiday if struck down by illness or an accident before going on leave. This case merely confirms that it does not matter when the employee becomes afflicted;