European Employment Law Cases

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2020/10 No acquisition of leave entitlement during sabbatical (GE)

Keywords Paid leave
Authors Fabian Huber
Author's information

371231 Fabian Huber
Fabian Huber is an attorney-at-law at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbh
  • Abstract

      While it is not strictly necessary to actually work in order to acquire leave entitlement under German law, the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) has ruled that during a sabbatical (unpaid special leave) the employee does not gain any entitlement to paid annual leave.

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