Can An Employer Restrict Bathroom Breaks?


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.


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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