Frudd and another v The Partington Group Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time, Pay
The Claimants, who are husband and wife, were employed at a caravan site as a warden/receptionist team. Alongside two other such teams they worked ‘on call’ from evening until morning. They argued that the whole period of time spent on call should be considered ‘time work’ for the purposes of the national minimum wage (NMW) legislation.
The EAT divided the on-call periods into three – evening, night and early morning. The EAT agreed with the lower tribunal that between the end of their shift and 10pm, the claimants were completing ‘time work’ as their responsibilities included showing prospective customers around the site and giving keys to visitors. Therefore, they were entitled to be paid
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