Rentokil ordered to pay 'always-on' employee for out of hours work

Rentokil ordered to pay 'always-on' employee for out of hours work

Rentokil Initial has been ordered to pay a former employee €60,000 (£53,000) because it failed to respect his ‘right to disconnect’ when he wasn’t working – the Telegraph reports.

France’s Court de Cassation, the country’s Supreme Court, ruled that it was unfair for the ex-employee, a former South West regional director of the company in France dubbed ‘Mr Y’, to have to “permanently leave his telephone on…to respond to requests from his subordinates or customers” in case of any problems while not at work.

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