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working hours and breaks

The_Carpet_Frog

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I need to know how long I am entitled to LEGALLY between working shifts.
I am having a dispute at work where I have to work on a Thursday then after a short break I have to work a nightshift.
I have been summoned to the office for a discussion about this after I told the area manager he was taking the piss.
So if you KNOW what the law says about this I would be grateful for the insight, no guessing please as I want to go to this meeting knowing what I'm talking about is factual and not guess work.

Ta in advance.
 

DrewePeacock

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I need to know how long I am entitled to LEGALLY between working shifts.
I am having a dispute at work where I have to work on a Thursday then after a short break I have to work a nightshift.
I have been summoned to the office for a discussion about this after I told the area manager he was taking the piss.
So if you KNOW what the law says about this I would be grateful for the insight, no guessing please as I want to go to this meeting knowing what I'm talking about is factual and not guess work.

Ta in advance.
Get down to a local citizens advice bureau, and check your contract. Sorry, I know that doesn't help, but you're looking for facts here.
 

Plaxinator

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You have the right to 11 hours rest between working days. So if you finish work at 8pm you shouldn't start work again until 7am.
@HERMAN_JELMET last link is what you need to be looking at. Worth noting that it also says "A worker's employment contract may say they're entitled to more or different rights to breaks from work". Key word DIFFERENT. So make sure you haven't agreed, inadvertently to work these hours first.
 

The_Carpet_Frog

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I'm not even sure that I have a signed contract, I don't remember signing one but with my memory anything is possible.

I take it that I can have access to all the info and dirt they have on record for me what with the data protection doodah
 

ColSonders

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I'm not even sure that I have a signed contract, I don't remember signing one but with my memory anything is possible.

I take it that I can have access to all the info and dirt they have on record for me what with the data protection doodah

You should check out the Freedom of Information act.

The general gist of it is that a company has to supply all info on you that it holds if requested to do so by you....though they may ask for a small administration fee for collating the information.

I'm not sure however that this would apply to employers, however you should probably start by a simple request to HR for a copy of your contract.
 

The_Carpet_Frog

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I just want to be a pain in the arse really :D
 

HERMAN_JELMET

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As far as i know, after 3 months of employment you will have automatically accepted the terms of employment.
 

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Nearly every insurance policy has a 24/7 helpline made available to all policyholders. You can ring them about anything, including legal matters at work. Its call centre based where they have access to solicitors.
Careful though mate. Doesnt pay to poke the bear, even if you are within your rights. Management never like been shown up, and they will pay you back for it.
 

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I'm not even sure that I have a signed contract, I don't remember signing one but with my memory anything is possible.

I take it that I can have access to all the info and dirt they have on record for me what with the data protection doodah
Yup. They have to legally provide this. But they are entitled to charge for it. Most Companies dont though, so itll show them up if they make an admin charge
 
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