Health worker wins holiday pay ruling

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A LEEDS health worker has won a landmark legal case over entitlement to paid holidays while off sick.

The Court of Appeal has ruled part-time NHS Leeds clerical worker Janet Larner was entitled to have paid leave during a year in which she was off ill.

Mrs Larner, from Leeds who started employment with NHS Leeds in 2000, went on sick leave in early 2009 and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. In April 2010 she was dismissed and paid in lieu of notice and outstanding leave but this did not include compensation for her untaken holiday for previous year.

In the judgement, Lord Justice Mummery said: “The law in the claimant’s case is certain and clear.”