Johnstone v Bloomsbury Health Authority [1991] IRLR 118 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Doctors' hours under attack

    8 March 1991

    An employer's right to require overtime from an employee who is under a contractual obligation to be "on call" for a specified number of hours in excess of his basic working week, is subject to the employer's implied duty to take reasonable care not to injure its employee's health, holds the Court of Appeal in Johnstone v Bloomsbury Health Authority.