Employment grievances brought against companies on the grounds of unpaid overtime are most likely to be launched by senior managers.
That is if comments made by Rob Holdsworth, senior campaigns officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC), are anything to go by, as he believes people in senior positions are the most likely individuals within a firm to work more than their contracted hours.
In the wake of the recession, many professionals have been faced with a situation where they have had to go above and beyond the call of duty in their jobs on a regular basis.
However, the official from the TUC - a body with 6.2 million members - believes that something needs to be done to tackle the "long-hours culture", as this will assist both individuals and their employees.
"I think a lot of managers would appreciate a better work/life balance as well," he added.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson