Can my company deduct annual leave instead of sick leave?
January 7, 2008 1:07 PM Subscribe
My company has the following leave policy: If you take a week's vacation and then, the following week are ill without returning to work (Mon & Tue say), the extra days will be deducted from your vacation / holiday balance rather than your sick leave. Is this legal? (This is for both UK and USA offices so responses from either side of the Atlantic invited.)
posted by NailsTheCat to Work & Money (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The clause from my company's employee handbook is as follows:
Please note that if you book holidays and you are subsequently sick, the days will still be counted as holiday and not as sick leave.
I am particularly sniffy about this since with my previous (European) employer, if you were sick while on leave, you were reimbursed those vacation days. Not that I've ever taken a sickday but it's the principle...