Grange v Abellio London Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKEAT 0130_16_1611
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time and Leave
Most adult workers are entitled to a minimum 20 minute daily rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations, which derive from the Directive. For most employees, such daily rest breaks will mean a lunch break of at least 20-30 minutes. But does the worker have to request such a break to be 'refused' or denied their right to a break? Not according to the EAT in this case.
Prior to July 2012, the Claimant had an eight and a half hour working day, paid for eight hours, with the intention that he take a half hour unpaid lunch break (although the nature of his work meant that this could be
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