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Do staff who work in Supported Living Care for people with

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Do staff who work in Supported Living Care for people with special needs, who work in tenants home, and do not get a break, as no staff room facilities entitled to their meal free? They work 9 and 6 hour shifts and are expected to sit and eat their meal with the tenants in their own home. I was lead to beleive this was employment law, that if no break provided staff were entitled to a meal per shift?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.

Ben Jones :

Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know if you could explain your situation a little more?


I am a manager of a supported living care home for people for special needs. It is their home, they all have a tenancy agreement and our staff team of 18 work in shifts at their home, so there is no staff room or a place to have a break, that is part of the job. We are expected to eat our lunch and dinner with the tenants to create a homely environment which is fine, but staff have always received the meal free, as no breaks. I was lead to beleive that this was employment law. The company has now changed and saying staff must take in their own food?


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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
Apologies for the slight delay, I experienced some temporary connection issues earlier. What does your contract say about this?