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How long have you worked there for?
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Many thanks for your patience. Generally workers have the right not to be asked to work for more than 48 hours a week on average, although the question is what amounts to working time. Obviously time when you are undertaking tasks will be working time and will count towards this but sleep ins when on call whilst asleep is still a grey area and it will depend on the specific circumstances. As such, only a court can decide if this time qualifies in your case.
In any event, it does appear that you are being treated unreasonably as you are basically continuously expected to be on site for all this time and are extremely limited in what you can do in your spare time.
The main issue is that you cannot force the employer to treat you better and the legal protection you get is in terms of being compensated if you are forced to leave as a result of this. So in effect you have to try and resolve this with them internally, such as through the grievance procedure where you raise a formal internal grievance (complaint)with them. However, if that does not resolve matters and you believe that as a result of this treatment you cannot continue working there any longer, then your only realistic option is to resign and then pursue them for constructive dismissal in the employment tribunal.
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