I work as a fixed term contractor and get paid hourly by a company in an engineering firmWe swipe our cards in and out to gain access into the office,the toilets are situated outide the office so we swipe our cards to use the toiletsThey did a check on us and said that I have booked hours being out of the office,I am at the office from 6h40 to 15h15 that is 8,5hrs i have 0,5 hrs lunch so i booked 8hrs,but the firm says that I am only 7hrs physically in the office, which is correct,that means that I spent an hour in total in the toiletNow they saying I am not allowed to book that toilet time of an hourIs that allowed of them to say that ?
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You are allowed to go to the toilet, off course. This cannot be correct and they will have to then treat their employees on the same basis. This is a problem by the way contractors are being dealt with and if they want, they can test this in the labour court.
There is no caselaw on the point as it is obvious and really a petty issue that should not be.
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