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Toilet break is 'worker's right', says Jo Swinson

Workers have a right to toilet breaks, a UK government minister has confirmed, after a Welsh MP raised the case of a man who had his pay docked.

Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson said firms could be breaking the law if they made deductions from salaries for visits to the toilet.

She said people who lost money could call a helpline for advice.

Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon has told MPs a local call centre worker was docked £50 for taking toilet breaks.

  • 20 Nov 2014