An employee was ill for a period while they were taking long service leave. The employee wishes to use personal leave for this period and be reimbursed the long service leave. Are they entitled to do this? Our business operates in Victoria.
No, the fact that an employee would have been unfit for work due to illness or injury during their long service leave does not affect their long service leave entitlement under the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic). Only annual leave and public holidays can lengthen long service leave.