Blair & Ors v Hotel Solutions London Ltd [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0412_11_1701
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages; overtime

The claimants were cleaners in a hotel and said they could not complete the required work in cleaning 15 rooms in the time allocated without working through their breaks. The employer argued that none of the cleaners was actually required to work overtime - they could let them 75 know the job couldn't be finished and could go home. They had the option to stay behind and finish the work but this was voluntary. The employees argued they were pressurised into working during breaks to get through the work and it was impossible to clean the rooms without working reduced breaks or staying behind after allocated hours. There was a union agreement which stated in paragraph 3.01

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This article is correct at 02/03/2012

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