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May 7, 2009 6:41 PM Subscribe
How serious an offense is it when your employer refuses to give you a meal break?
posted by levijk to law & government (8 answers total)
I live in the state of Washington and have reviewed Washington Administrative Code Sections 296-126-002
. Today a friend of mine told me that he was explicitly denied by his supervisor a meal break during a shift that lasted more than five hours (he not an agricultural worker).
I suggested he follow protocol and take it up the chain of command but he believes his supervisor's superiors will "close ranks" and only make life difficult for him.
What should he do and what are the consequences for breaking the law?
Additionally, several incidents of rudeness and public condescension which began suddenly last month make him suspicious that he has been outed as a homosexual.
He has not asked for my advice but I'd like him to know his options because he is ready to quit. Thanks.