Should I be paid for choosing to train at home?

I was given 24 hours notice by my employer that I needed to attend a teams meeting training the next day which was out of my normal working hours.

We have been told that we can either come to work and use a works laptop or watch from home, which I have done several times in the past and been compensated with pay.

I mentioned to my employer that I hadn't been paid for the hour of training in my monthly wage slip and they have said that I didn't come to work to do it so this is why I haven't been awarded the pay.

Are they right to not pay for compulsory training if I do it at home instead of the workplace?

I have attached a photo of what my contract says.

thank you for your help

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  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 10,667 Forumite
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    Looks as if you should be paid. Perhaps raise the point by saying you're a bit puzzled given the wording in your contract and wonder if they could please clarify…

    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,473 Forumite
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    It's possible that whoever needs to log your work hours didn't do so. That's what needs to be chased.

  • k8ekt
    k8ekt Posts: 6 Forumite
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    TELLIT01 said:

    It's possible that whoever needs to log your work hours didn't do so. That's what needs to be chased.

    I logged the hour in the duties book myself. I also sent a message to the manager when I got my pay slip and they replied ‘You didn't come into the building to do it did you? X’.
  • k8ekt said:
    TELLIT01 said:

    It's possible that whoever needs to log your work hours didn't do so. That's what needs to be chased.

    I logged the hour in the duties book myself. I also sent a message to the manager when I got my pay slip and they replied ‘You didn't come into the building to do it did you? X’.
    Perhaps it's time to have another word with said line manager and point out that whilst attendance is stipulated as mandatory, your contract is silent on where that attendance should be. As you attended the event albeit remotely, you are therefore entitled to be paid. You might also ask him/her if they get a bit arsey, what they would do to you if you were in breach of your contract and follow it up with why then is it ok for them to brazenly do the same?
  • MalMonroe
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    Well, your contract definitely says you should be paid for out of hours training and it doesn't specify where that training should take place just that you will be 'paid to attend'. I'd ask my line manager to point out where it says that I have to be in the building. The main point is that you did the training, as instructed and should be paid.

    If your line manager is still reluctant to do anything, you could say that you will have to consult someone who is higher in authority. Or your HR department/person. Or if you are in a union, your rep.

    Especially as you are being treated in a different way to your colleagues. It isn't on.
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