Law reports

Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] IRLR 108 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Working time: Rest breaks can be refused without having been requested

    Date:
    13 April 2017

    In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] IRLR 108 EAT, the EAT held that a worker does not have to have made an explicit request to take a rest break under reg.12(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 for the employer to have refused a rest break for the purposes of reg.30(1)(a). It is sufficient that working arrangements operate in such a way as to prevent the break from being taken.

  • Working time: employers must take active steps to provide rest breaks

    Date:
    23 November 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break, and that entitlement will be "refused" if the employer puts into place working arrangements that fail to allow the taking of the required rest break.