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19/03/2016 at 10:48
my job I work in right now is for a fairly big company but it's a small app. I work on my own for 9 hours a day and I only get a break when the shop is empty and I can close for 10 or 15 minutes.
if the shop is busy (as an example mother day weekend) I was unable to go for a break or even to the toilet until 4:30 after starting work at 9.
also my job is just standing all day. I'm having my risk assessment soon and I just want to know what rights I have when I dispute these points. We don't have a union so I don't really know who to go to about this.
Also, my company make a point of not hiring part time workers and when I come back to work I want to do around 16 to 20 hours. And again I don't know what my rights are for that. Or even when I tell my work my plans.
-any help would be greatly appreciated
19/03/2016 at 10:58
Oh I also meant to say I do my win delivery too.which means unloading heavy boxes off cages and unpacking them and then stocking shelves too
19/03/2016 at 11:37
You should discuss this with your Doctor. They may advise you to stop working. If your company are any good though they will get somebody in too help you whilst you train them for your absence.
19/03/2016 at 11:41
Your local citizens advice may also be able to help
22/03/2016 at 15:35
Legally your entitled to a break of 5 minutes every hour! For example 6 hours work= 30 minute break. But your best thing to do is talk to your doctor. Or someone like occupational health?. They would put it in writing. Like for me i work for the nhs. And I was reviewed by occupational health they were brilliant. I was able to return to work while still suffering with sickness (it was only in evenings and nights my sickness was at its worse ) and they stated to my manager that I couldn't work night shifts. Or certain times in the day. I had to have short breaks regular. Etc.
But your doctor can also do this for you :) & your employee has to follow it.
You best do this before your pregnancy risk assessment is done.
Hope all goes well for you
22/03/2016 at 17:08
Thanks for the info guys! I'm seeing my area manager on Thursday and I'm going to bring it up with her as she said I don't need a risk assessment until I'm around 15 to 20 weeks! So gonna have a chat about it all
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