lavatory break tribunalA security guard who was not allowed to take a lavatory break during a 12-hour shift won a ground-breaking victory at an employment tribunal. Gavin Ruddick discovered he had no rights to rest breaks during his shifts at an office block in Newcastle upon Tyne. The tribunal decided that employers could be in breach of the Human Rights Act if they stop workers going to the lavatory. The ruling means employees who are not covered by the European Working Time Directive will now be able to claim rights to rest breaks.

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