Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards ActPharmacist · Nov. 17, 2017
Pharmacists should be given the option of taking lunches/breaks in the retail pharmacy setting. Often we work many hours without any break or lunch whatsoever.
Also, sometimes the pharmacy may stay open for stat holidays and the pharmacist is not given any extra pay incentive or a lieu day off to compensate. The advancement of registered pharmacy technicians should allow for the pharmacist to leave the dispensary and sit down to enjoy a lunch or break just like everybody else does. The other option is to close the pharmacy for 1/2 hour in order to allow the pharmacist a much-needed break. Doctor's offices close for a full hour without any negative impact on patient care. Why can't pharmacies do the same?