Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKSC 8
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time and Leave, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: National Minimum Wage; Working Time; Sleep in shifts

This case involved appeals from care workers who sought national minimum wage for periods of on-call time when they were on ‘sleep-in shifts’.   The workers were contractually obliged to spend the night at the workplace and were expected to sleep for most of the period.  The reason they were contracted in this way was that they could be woken if their assistance was required.  They were paid a fixed sum for the shift with additional sums if called upon.  One of the Claimants also received free accommodation.   The issue was whether the care workers were entitled to national minimum wage when they were on their ‘sleep-in shifts’.  The Court of Appeal

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This article is correct at 22/03/2021
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