Hi there, thanks for your patience. Under Reg 10(1) of the Working Time Regulations, workers have the right to uninterrupted daily rest of 11 hours between shifts. Some workers are exempt from this but you are not automatically excluded if you work in a supermarket so this should still apply to you.
However, the law does allow employers, in limited circumstances, to require certain workers to work during periods that would otherwise be a rest period, for example if:
· The worker is a shift worker changing shifts, such as from days to nights, which prevent the taking of a full daily or weekly rest period
· There is a collective or workforce agreement varying the entitlement to rest periods
In these circumstances the worker may get less than their legal entitlement as long as they are given compensatory rest later on, for example the next day or at some point that week.
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