Question by  mamafessler (11)

Are bathroom breaks required by law?


Answer by  Betty33 (26)

Have you been denied a bathroom break during working hours? If your company or employer practices unreasonable restriction or denial of restroom breaks, keep a written record each time that it occurs. If this has caused you discomfort, it should be reported to supervisors, shop stewards,or the human resource department.


Answer by  Jimbob (2275)

Bathroom breaks are required by labor laws but enforcement is another question altogether. Most employers in order to meet OSHA codes will have a bathroom available but use of the bathroom facilities is not always an option. If one decided not to work and got into trouble with job due to using the bathroom you would have a good case.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

This is a very confusing topic for many people and it does vary based on state law. Most people see the federal poster for employees and think that breaks are required. This is not true. Breaks are required by law, as is a lunch break, for only underage employees. If you are an adult, you can work without breaks.


Answer by  Miranda (28)

Yes. According to labor laws, workers must have access to bathroom facilities and must be allowed to go to the bathroom at least a few times a day. Federal law sets the minimum requirements for these types of things, but there may be additional state requirements.

You have 50 words left!