Ratcliffe v Dorset County Council [1978] IRLR 191 IT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Time off for public duties: Swapping time around is not giving time off

    24 May 1978

    In Ratcliffe v Dorset County Council the Industrial Tribunal points out that the right to time off for public duties refers to time off during working hours. If an employee is required to make up, in what would otherwise have been his own time, the work that he missed when he was granted time off, that is not in compliance with his statutory rights.