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Workers found sleeping at work not asserting right to rest break

working time | rest breaks | automatically unfair dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the "refusal" or "proposed refusal" of a worker to accept his or her employer's contravention (or proposed contravention) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) must be communicated in advance to the employer.