My sympathy sagged slightly after seeing how much the woman earned, the nature of the business she was involved in and how much she was suing for. It was a company iPhone, fer cripessake - what's omitted in the piece is whether she was obligated to keep it switched on after clock-out; if not, then switch the fucker off.
No, wait, d'uhr: free iPhone. Cake and eat it.
The underlying issue, however, remains and it's a valid one. What if Minimum Wage or lower-paid workers are contractually obligated to keep (personal, non-work?) phones on at all hours (which kinda happens in some Zero Hours variants; switch off and you don't get the hours) - or are contractually obligated to run a monitoring app supplied by employer - you don't sign, you don't get the job - who fights their corner against being digitally yoked by employers?
Thanks to the Conservative / Lib-Dem Coalition, it now costs £1200 to take your employer to court if you're shabbily treated, bullied by your boss or coerced into illegal or unsafe practices. And you can all afford to pay for that when your team-leader pushes your employer's version of FitBit on you, right?
Hey, don't look at me - I didn't vote for them either.