Letter Regarding Carry Over of Annual Leave
This template letter can be used to confirm the employer’s position in respect of carryover of annual leave. In relation to the additional 1.6 weeks’ statutory annual leave and any additional contractual leave entitlement, the Employer can have a policy in place which confirms whether carry over of this annual leave is permissible.
However, it should be noted that case law and new emergency legislation passed due to the coronavirus pandemic has determined that there are particular circumstances where an Employer should allow Employees/workers to carry forward unused statutory leave into another leave year, regardless of the Employer’s policy.
The circumstances in which an Employer should permit an Employee/worker to carry forward their statutory annual leave are: