Does an employer have to provide a lunchroom for employees?
Yes. An employer has a duty to provide a meal room (or other place providing reasonable shelter and comfort) for employees to have meals in during work hours (Section 6 Health and Safety in Employment Act).
The employer must also ensure that no meal is consumed in any place affected by atmospheric contaminants, dirt, noise, or any other hazard produced by any work process.
The following guidelines may help employers meet this duty:
Date Modified: Wednesday, 8 December 2010
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