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Are you being told that you cannot take your own lunch break before or after the pizza lunch.
Is the pizza lunch actually a meeting?Is it mandatory to attend?Are you paid by the hour?
So if you are not reprimanded and you are not losing money what is your concern?
You for sure right because the lunch break is mandatory and required by the Employment Standards Branch. You cannot be forced to work through a lunch break and in fact you can be forced to take a lunch break.
If the meeting is mandatory and you are working through it you are entitled by law to a lunch break outside of that meeting.
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