Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0304_17_0810
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Working Time Regulations; Rest Breaks; Compensation; Personal Injury

We covered an earlier EAT decision on this case in 2016, where it was established that, where an employer does not permit an employee to take statutory breaks under the WTR, it can amount to a refusal to allow the employee said breaks, even where the employee does not request them:

In this appeal, the employer sought to overturn a decision to award the employee £750 in compensation for personal injury - he had argued that the inability to take breaks (in effect because the employer 'refused' to allow him to take the required breaks) caused him 'discomfort and distress'.

The employer in this case

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This article is correct at 11/03/2019

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