European Court Baffles The World With Vacation Ruling

By: Richard Stalker - June 22, 2012

Next to rain what is the worst thing that could happen to you on vacation? I’m pretty sure that everyone can agree that getting sick is the worst possible thing that can happen to you while on vacation because it is basically time wasted.

Well a Spanish union has just sued and won a decision from the European High Court stating that if someone gets sick while on vacation, they have to have their vacation extended to cover the amount of time they were sick.

“The purpose of entitlement to paid annual leave is to enable the worker to rest and enjoy a period of relaxation and leisure,” the Court of Justice of the European Union, based in Luxembourg, ruled in a case involving department store workers in Spain. “The purpose of entitlement to sick leave is different, since it enables a worker to recover from an illness that has caused him to be unfit for work.”

If you are wondering, this is why the European Union is a breath away from falling apart. They cannot control their debt, they spend more than they have, yet the courts make ruling like this.

The Court of Justice had previously ruled that a person who gets sick before going on vacation is entitled to reschedule the vacation, and on Thursday it said that right extended into the vacation itself. “The point at which the temporary incapacity arose is irrelevant,” the court found. And since Europeans are guaranteed 4-6 weeks of paid leave a year, it extends to through the entire time they are on vacation.

When stuff like this happens, it is no wonder that the European Union is going south in a hurry.

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  • erik

    What a crap. Europeans might work less then Americans. They are still more productive. This is because they get enough time to rest.

    It’s not like the US is doing such a great job. How high is your debt again?

    • Don

      Europeans are more productive because they get time to rest? HAHA

      I knew the minute countries gave up their national currency and hgave up power to a “union court” they were screwed. The EU has last longer than I thought it would but this experiment has failed. I’ll give it another 5 years and it implodes (As it should)

      And the reason our debt is so high is due, in part, to spending on nanny state social programs. Taxing the rich to pay for the poor only encourages the rich to move somewhere else. Taxing everyone at the same rate for goods and services is the way to go. But double and tiple taxing people to death then wasting the money brought in only encourages more people to suck on the government titty.

  • Richard Stalker

    LOL, You keep thinking that. Our debt isn’t crushing our society or our way of life yet, that is your problem.