The Working Time Regulations confirm a number of rights of employees ranging from the right to be paid for holiday to the right to take rest breaks and daily breaks.
In a recent Employment Tribunal claim an employee successfully argued before the Tribunal that she had been deprive of a mandatory 20 minute rest break when working for more than 6 hours.
She contended that she was entitled to receive an award for what is called “Injury to Feelings”. These awards are commonly given in sex and race discrimination type claims. However, the Employment Tribunal found that the employee was not entitled to an award for Injury to Feelings for breach of the Working Time Regulations.