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How long have you worked there for? Also are you restricted in what you can do when on call? I presume you can go anywhere as long as you have your phone with you?
Thank you. The employer’s request would not be illegal as such. If you look at the wording of the clause, it does state that you can be asked to take part in an out of hours rota and technically speaking, being on call can be an out of hours rota covering the work. As you are not in the work premises or at a place determined by the employer, this time will not amount to working time and as such you will not be entitled to be paid for it by law. It will not count towards you working hours. You will only be paid for it if your contract allows it. If you are unhappy about this then you can still consider challenging the employer over it, such as through a grievance. I would however suggest that this is done as a group grievance, where a number f employees affected by it rise it together, to avoid the employer singling you out over it.
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