King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and anor Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCJEU C‑214/16
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time
"It follows from the above that, unlike in a situation of accumulation of entitlement to paid annual leave by a worker who was unfit for work due to sickness [and who has a limited period of carry-over in which to take unused annual leave], an employer that does not allow a worker to exercise his right to paid annual leave must bear the consequences."
So found the CJEU in a case that will send shudders through many an employer's bank balance, wherever they might be based in Europe, should those working for employers be wrongly categorised as 'self-employed contractors'. As the CIPD put it in their review of this important case, "This is likely to mean that anyone with worker status [used in
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