Anderson v Jarvis Hotels Plc - Sleeping time can be working time [2006] EAT

Jarvis Hotels required a Manager to sleep over several nights a week, mainly to cover for possible emergencies (fire, flood etc). He was paid on an hourly basis. Jarvis did not pay for sleep-over time and he claimed that this was breach of contract (his claim was not under the Working Time or Minimum Wage regulations).

An Employment Tribunal in Edinburgh dismissed this claim on the basis that the time he spent on sleep-overs was not working time. The Manager has now won on appeal to the EAT.

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