Hi all

We have a young lady whose maternity leave is due to start this month. However she has been off sick with back pain for some time and so has not been able to take holiday entitlement. 

Our holiday year is January to December and her period of ordinary maternity leave continues into January 2011.  Are we permitted to pay her for holidays that she has been unable to take up to the start of her maternity leave?  Her sickness by the way has been mostly unpaid due to her length of service if this makes any difference.

many thanks