Working Time Regulations Rest Breaks

This was a cheeky claim by an employee at Higher Level Care Limited.  A Ms Santos Gomes claimed compensation for injury to feelings for not being allowed rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations. Although the claimant won compensation following her employer’s failure to provide her with a 20 minute rest breaks on shifts over 6 hours, the Employment Judge and the Employment Appeal Tribunal both rejected the arguments that she was entitled to an injury to feelings award as well.

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