Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacy Assistant  ·  Nov. 29, 2017

I am a pharmacy student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and have worked in a pharmacy for a little over 2 years now. It is imperative to at least allow for a lunch break or 2 shorter breaks for pharmacists. Having worked at a few stores, I have had the opportunity to observe allowed breaks with multiple pharmacists working is key. Without breaks, pharmacists subject themselves to often 12 hr shifts, risking patient safety, efficiency, and their own health. As it is every workers right in Ontario (and Canada) to have these breaks, it is long overdue for pharmacists to have theirs. At the very least, a compromise should be made for either allowing breaks or allowing the pharmacy to be closed for 15 - 30 minutes during non-busy hours (e.g. closed from 1:00 - 1:30 pm).

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