/ Training in your own time
She needs to check her contract. I have just had a hunt through various regulatins, and although an employer must ensure that an employee recieved regualar required health and safety training, they do not specify that the employer has to pay for it. Most do, becuase that way they are sure that the employee has attended and therefore the employer is indemnified.
The NHS pays, and so do most employers.
Hope this helps
If she wants to fight it, talk to ACAS, CAB or a union (you don't need to be a member for most of them).
It sounds like the employer is being an arse, so will probably try & manouvre her out if she does protest too much.
Personally, I'd ask why I had to do it in my own time (maybe the employer can't allocate the time..in which case they're incompetent or lazy!). Then ask to be paid for it (perhaps gradually) or for time off in lieu.
If all these were refused, i'd do it and then slack off as much as humanely possible. I'd also be tempted to drop a few teacups (prefereably on the bosses car) ;-)
Is she directly employed or via an agency?
We have jobs.. things aren't always legal.. these things are often just suggested to us..
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