Sleeping on the Job!
Ryanair has hit the headlines this week after sacking staff who allegedly staged a...Back to News and Events
Ryanair has hit the headlines this week after sacking staff who allegedly staged a photograph of themselves sleeping on an airport floor. The airline claims that the photograph was faked by staff to support claims that staff are not provided with adequate rest breaks/facilities.
There are a number of exceptions and exemptions but broadly the Working Time Regulations 1998 entitle workers to the following:
Employers are often guilty of expecting or encouraging workers to work during lunch breaks, evenings, weekends and when on annual leave.
However, ensuring that workers take adequate rest breaks is not just a WTR requirement; it is a health and safety consideration and is essential to ensuring workforce wellbeing and productivity.
A well-rested workforce is often a happy workforce!