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user1989 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:25:08

Im looking for some advice please. I work 5 1/2 hours everyday straight through with no break. It's a physically hard job. Am I allowed to have a 5/10 minute break in that time to eat something and how would I ask my employer for a 5 min break?

Level75 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:27:09

Sorry no. You're entitled to 20 mins if you work over 6 hrs.

Mumof56 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:27:11

You are entitled to a 20 min break after 6 hours. Breaks sooner than this is at your employers discretion (uk)

Level75 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:28:31

Albeit that there's an overriding duty re health and safety so if it's really tough there's an argument for an (unpaid) break.

user1989 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:33:56

Thankyou for your replies

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