Time barring of holiday allowance in the event of bankruptcy

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If your employer has not paid your holiday allowance, you must demand that they be paid within a specific time limit.

Holiday allowance accrued in:

  • 2012 to spend in the holiday year 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014 will be time-barred if you have not made a demand for payment by 30 April 2017 at the latest and commenced debt recovery proceedings
  • 2011 to spend in the holiday year 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013 will be time-barred if you have not made a demand for payment by 30 April 2016 at the latest and commenced debt recovery proceedings
  • 2010 to spend in the holiday year 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2012 will be time-barred if you have not made a demand for payment by 30 April 2015 at the latest and commenced debt recovery proceedings
  • 2009 to spend in the holiday year 1 May 2010 to 30 April 2011 will be time-barred if you have not made a demand for payment by 30 April 2014 at the latest and commenced debt recovery proceedings.

Debt recovery means that you must contact your employer yourself to recover the money owed to you.

You must contact your employer in writing. Remember to keep a copy of your letters.

Get help from your trade union, lawyer or free legal aid

  • You can contact your trade union if you need help.
  • You can also contact the legal aid office in your municipality.
  • Finally, you can contact a lawyer who can also help you with your case.

The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment

You can contact the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment if you and your employer disagree on:

  • accrual of holiday
  • taking of holiday
  • holiday entitlements
  • paid holiday
  • holiday supplements.

The Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment can settle the dispute between you and your employer. Please send an account of the dispute and your documentation to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment:

If your employer still does not pay after you have contacted the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, you must bring your claim before the courts:

The above follows from the provisions of Section 35 of the Danish Holiday Act.