An interesting case reported on the EAT website – First Choice Homes Oldam Limited v Capon and other. This case involved what workmen employed to make minor repairs to a Council’s housing stock were allowed to do in their lunch break.

Were they allowed to go to a friend’s house to effect a repair of a non Council owned property?

The Tribunal and the EAT both came to the conclusion that the investigation was unreasonable as the employer had failed to make any enquiries of the friend to ascertain the basis on which the workmen were at the property.