This article reviews a recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union which determined that workers are entitled to be paid annual leave for the period between an unlawful dismissal and reinstatement, or, at the end of the employment relationship, a payment in lieu of such leave not taken.

For further information on annual leave requirements and how this decision may affect your organisation, please contact Bláthnaid Evans or Sheila Spokes of our Employment & Corporate Immigration team on +353 1 639 3000 or visit