Federación de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and anor

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    CJEU C‑266/14
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Working Time, A-Typical Working
Issues covered: EU Working Time Directive; Directive 2003/88/EC; Peripatetic Workers; No Fixed Place of Work

Working Time and Travel – Are Workers to be Paid for Travelling to and from Work?


A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has the potential to have significant ramifications for employers in that the Court decided that certain categories of workers who travel from their homes to customers’ premises are considered to be working, for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive (Directive 2003/88/EC), while making those journeys.

The decision applies to workers who do not have a fixed place of work and are required by their employers to travel to service clients.  This could include for example sales reps, care workers or tradesmen

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This article is correct at 16/12/2015

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Harry Wall
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