Rest Breaks

In Grange v Abellio London Ltd, the EAT has held that a claim for ‘refusal’ to permit rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be brought where the employer fails to make provision for such breaks, even if the worker does not expressly request them.


Accordingly, employers must take active steps to ensure that their working arrangements enable workers to take the requisite rest breaks: workers cannot be forced to take rest breaks but they are to be positively enabled to do so.


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