Can An Employer Restrict Bathroom Breaks?

Answer:

Employers may not impose unreasonable restrictions on restroom use, and employees should not take an excessive amount of time during bathroom breaks. A worker’s need to access the restroom can depend on several factors, including fluid intake, air temperature, medical conditions and medications.

Answer:

However, under the law, employers are legally allowed to restrict bathroom breaks, at least, within reason. Generally, reasonable restrictions will not prohibit employees from using the restroom when the need arises.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long can you work legally without a break?

You're usually entitled to: a 30 minute rest break if you work for more than 4 hours and 30 minutes in a day. 12 hours rest between each working day. 2 rest days per week.

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