Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 1394
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Working Time
Issues covered: Working Time; Contracts of Employment; Rest Breaks

This appeal involved a junior doctor who was employed under the standard contract of the Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS Medical and Dental Staff.   This contract required the Trust to monitor work patterns, hours and rest breaks through ‘local monitoring arrangements’.  

This required junior doctors to have 30-minute break after four hours’ duty.   If there was a failure to appropriately monitor (which required information from 75% of doctors in training on the rota) then the junior doctors were entitled to a supplement in their pay. It was estimated that the cost to the Defendant could be around £250,000 in supplementary pay for the Claimant's group

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This article is correct at 06/08/2019

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