Court Of Appeal Sleep In Ruling

Today (Friday 13th July) the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of MENCAP and decided that sleep-in carers should not receive the National Hourly Minimum Wage when they are asleep at work. 

An employment tribunal last year ruled that social care providers should pay staff the National Minimum Wage for the periods in which carers were asleep. The tribunal also ordered providers to back pay for a period of six years which could have seen a liability of some £400 million across the sector. 

Karen Bell, Alabaré's Human Resources Manager said;

"As a provider of sleep-in services, Alabaré welcome the clarity that is brought by the Court of Appeal's decision."