Carers who sleep at their workplace overnight in case they are needed are not entitled to the minimum wage for their whole shift, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Judges at the UK’s highest court on Friday dismissed appeals against previous court rulings from two care workersThe pandemic, but whose insights are invisible withou.
Care organisations said the ruling meant the sector had avoided a “potentially catastrophic financial outcome” and estimated back pay liabilities of ￡400m.
Claire Tomlinson-Blake, a Mencap support worker in the East Riding of YorkshireThe province rose steadily over this period., had appealed against a Court of Appeal ruling that carers are only entitled to the minimum wage when they are required to be awake for work – and not while asleep.
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