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Firms Risk Productivity as Staff Skip Fresh Air Breaks

Employment law firm Croner Consulting has warned employers are risking a slump in morale and productivity, as three quarters of office workers get less than one hour of fresh air during their working day. The research from T–Mobile also revealed that more than half of office workers resent working inside all day during the summer. Commenting on the T–Mobile research, Croner’s employment technical consultant, Gillian Dowling, said: “Employers should encourage staff to have fresh air breaks at lunchtime. Not having a break is bad for employees’ concentration and productivity. “While in some cases there might be very good reasons for missing out on a lunch break, employers have to make sure that workers are having a rest break under the Working Time Regulat... »