Hairsine v Kingston-Upon-Hull City Council [1992] IRLR 211 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Time off: Right to paid time off only during working hours

    1 April 1992

    In Hairsine v Kingston-upon-Hull City Council, the EAT holds that a trade union official's right to paid time off work for training is limited to those hours when the employee would normally be at work. If the training course falls outside those hours, the employee is not entitled to paid time off "in lieu" during his or her contractual working hours.