|Author (Corporate)||European Court of Justice, Information Service|
|Publisher||European Court of Justice (ECJ)|
A worker cannot automatically lose his acquired rights to paid annual leave because he did not apply for leave. On the other hand, if the employer proves that the worker deliberately and knowingly refrained from taking his paid annual leave after having been given the opportunity actually to exercise his right thereto, EU law does not preclude the loss of that right or, in the event that the employment relationship ends, the corresponding absence of an allowance in lieu.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||National Law | Legal Systems, Workers Rights|
|Countries / Regions||Germany|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|