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WORKING TIME: Rest breaks: EAT clarifies positive approach required from employers

10 February 2017  

Liz Parkin outlines a recent EAT decision which offers clear guidance on the obligation to provide workers with a rest break

The Working Time Directive (WTD) requires that all EU workers should have ‘adequate rest periods’. In particular, Art 4 provides that:

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Carter v Prestige Nursing Ltd [2012] UKEAT/0014/12 and UKEAT/0015/12

    C-484/04 Commission v UK [2006] IRLR 888

    Grange v Abellio London [2016] UKEAT/0130/16/DA

    MacCartney v Oversley House Management [2006] UKEAT/0500/05

    Miles v Linkage Community Trust Ltd [2008] UKEAT/0618/07

    Scottish Ambulance Service v Truslove [2014] UKEATS/0028/11