Night Shifts of Workers

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Introduction:- Shift work is an employment practice designed to make use of, or provide service across, all 24 hours of the clock each day of the week (abbreviated as24/7). The practice typically sees the day divided into "shifts", set periods of time during which different groups of workers take up their posts. The term "shift work" includes both long-term night shifts and work schedules in which employees change or rotate shifts. A night shift is determined by the number of hours an employee works, and the time of night an employee works. For instance, a typical night shift begins during the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. In some states, the night shift hours differ. Working at least three hours between these hours is considered working a…show more content…
These employees who work the night shift have safety rights that include proper job training, and limitations to the number of consecutive night hours they may work. The health issues surrounding night shift workers can be risky for women, but this does not give employers the right to refuse night shift employment to female workers. Limited Hours The number of hours an employee can work at night is limited. An employee who works every night should not work more than eight hours in a 24-hour day. Workers have the right to work 12-hour shifts, but on average, the employees should not work more than eight hours on the night shift. Employees who work on a contract agreement with their employers are an exception to these hour restrictions. Training Benefits The Occupational Health and Safety Act does not have a clause that protects the safety of night shift workers. However, employers have warnings when it comes to training employees, including those who work night shifts. Night shift accident rates are higher because employees work longer and irregular hours. Therefore, the General Duty clause mandates employers to provide safe working environments for workers. Discrimination Prevention Women who work night shift hours should be warned that working at night may be linked to breast cancer. This, however, does not mean an employer can discriminate. A woman has the right to work at night, for equal pay, just like a man who is hired for the shift. If an employer discriminates
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