Can I Roll Over
Can I Roll Over Last Year’s Untaken Leave To This Year?
If I have not taken all my holiday leave entitlement can I roll it over to this year?
The complete answer is, it all depends!
In general terms carrying over all or part of your 5.6 week legal leave entitlement, if in full-time employment, is not an entitlement, but a privilege granted by your employer.
It has all depended on your contract of employment, some contracts say you can carry over unused leave, others will not. So the first step is to check your contract, that will make everything clear.
It may possibly say the carry-over limit is 5 working days, and it may have a date by which any carry over leave has to be taken.
If the subject of carry over of leave is not mentioned at all, the answer is no unless you were unable to take it for a number of special reasons.
These are: maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
A further exception is sickness, when you can carry over up to a limit of 20 days.
The Covid 19 Pandemic also provides the ability to roll leave over if you qualify for a list of conditions. It is best to consult your employer as this can get complicated.
One important fact is that if you did not take your leave allowance because of the pandemic restrictions on international travel you do not have the right to roll over any leave not taken.
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