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EMPLOYER REFUSES TO ALLOW STAFF TO GO FOR LUNCH BREAKS, MONITORS HER ON CCTV

A netizen shared how his wife works for a minimart as a storekeeper, working from 11am to 8pm, and her employer refuses to let her go out for her lunch break.

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He said that her employer makes her eat at the shop and she has to stop eating when a customer comes in to serve them.

He also said that the employer monitors her via the CCTV and asks her where is she if the employer can’t see her on the CCTV.

Here is what he said

Denied Lunch breaks by employer

So my wife is working at a minimart as a storekeeper/cashier. She is the only employee. She works 5.5 days per week. 11am to 8pm on Mon to Thurs and Saturdays. She works 11am to 3pm on Fridays.

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On Saturdays(busiest day), her employer does not allow her to close the shop for her lunch break which means she eats in the store and has to stop everytime a customer comes in. She is still technically at work, and working.

I have been on MOM and she is entitled to a minimum of 45 mins break for every 8 hours of work. i have also seen shops with the ‘closed for lunch break’ sign so its perfectly normal.

Being the only employee, if she were to bring this up to MOM, she would be found out and could risk being fired. Plus her employer is quite the a-hole, always monitoring the cameras and asking her whereabouts if she cant be seen.

Is there any way this can be resolved?

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