Can workers take the same amount of annual leave during the Covid-19 crisis?

The law on holiday entitlement has not changed, so businesses must be careful to tackle the issue in a way that keeps things manageable

3rd May, 2020
Can workers take the same amount of annual leave during the Covid-19 crisis?
When employees are working remotely, their holiday entitlement is building up. Picture: Getty

The issue of holidays, and how they accrue during the Covid-19 crisis, is one that has arisen in many workplaces during the lockdown. What leave entitlements does an employee have during this time, and can an employer require an employee to take leave?

In simple terms, the law has not changed. Where employees are continuing to work, either remotely or in the workplace, their holiday entitlement is building up. If employees are on certified sick...

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