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Using holidays for Sick leave

If you are out on sick leave can your employer make you use your holidays?

No.  An employer cannot in any circumstances do that unless of course the employee cannot prove he/she was sick (proof would be a doctor's certificate etc) - and only then with the agreement of the employee. For further information you can contact NERA the National Employment Rights Authority at www.employmentrights.ie

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