Relief after sleep-in ruling

By Dan Peters | 13 July 2018

Council leaders have expressed their relief after a legal decision today not to count sleep-in shifts as working time.

The Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017, which the sector feared would cost it an estimated £400m in back-dated pay and £200m a year from 2020.

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