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    So, I work at a small Tescos petrol station, the ones on pumping station forecourts. My hours are pretty odd, sometimes working until very late at night (max 1am) or starting at 8am at the earliest. I don't mind these hours so much, it's just that occasionaly when I get my timetable and it says one day I will finish at 1am and am then scheduled to be working again at 9am the same day, it's really tiring & i hate it.

    I've had the job for 2 months now, not complaining about these hours - but this evening I just saw this UK Govt working rights page (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employme...ff/DG_10029451) saying that I have "the right to a break of at least 11 hours between working days".

    Is this really true? Does it apply to my job? and if so, if I give my employer this info, they legally HAVE to give me 11 hours off?

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    Yup, it's in our Working Time Act also...minimum rest period between shifts of at least 11 hours. You work for Tesco, they should know this! Yes they do have to give it to you. It's not like it's a major deal for them- you can still work late night shifts and early morning shifts, just not together.
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    The rights to breaks apply differently to you if:

    * you are working in an industry with busy peak periods, like agriculture, retail or tourism
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    (Original post by Juno)
    The rights to breaks apply differently to you if:

    * you are working in an industry with busy peak periods, like agriculture, retail or tourism
    Thank you
 
 
 
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