Picture the scene: you've organised a week off work for some much-needed R&R. On the first day of your holiday, you're struck down with the flu. Instead of sunning it up on the beach, you spend the entire week coughing up phlegm in a hotel bed.
If you had been at work, you definitely would've called in sick on these days - so why should annual leave be any different? Let's take a look at the legalities.