Public Holidays During Sick Leave – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 August 2019
Antoinette Vahey
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Antoinette Vahey, Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question:

“An employee who has been on sick leave for the past 22 weeks has tendered his resignation. We are calculating his accrued annual leave entitlement in accordance with the working time legislation however are wondering what to do with public holidays that occurred during that timeframe. He was in receipt of full sick pay for the duration of his sick leave so I assume that his entitlement to those public holidays is discharged. How do I handle it?”

Employees on long term sick leave accrue an entitlement to public holidays in the first 26 weeks of certified absence, where it concerns a non–occupational injury, and 52

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