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Employment

Sleeping on the job: Are workers who ‘sleep in’ at their work place entitled to minimum wage for those hours spent sleeping?

In this article Will Carter considers the recent Court of Appeal decision which considers the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. This case involved the question of whether workers were entitled to be paid minimum wage for ‘sleep in’ roles in which they were required to be present at work, or close by to work, whilst they were asleep

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Employment

Discrimination arising from disability: employers will be in trouble if they don’t realise that conduct is caused by a disability

In this article Will Carter considers the recent court of appeal decision regarding the case of City of York Council v Grosset. This case discussed the question of whether a dismissal on the basis of gross misconduct can amount to unfavourable treatment when the act of gross misconduct occurred as a result of a disability even if the employer was not aware of any disability.

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