Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

“Continuous employment”.

28.—Where the employment of a member of the staff of a shop with the proprietor of such shop is interrupted by reason of the illness of such member, the temporary cessation of the work on which he is so employed, the temporary reduction of the weekly quantity of such work, or any other temporary cause not due to the act or default of such member, such member shall, for the purpose of reckoning any period of continuous employment with such proprietor within the meaning of any section of this Part of this Act, be deemed to have been in the employment of such proprietor during such interruption if, but only if, the following conditions are complied with, that is to say:—

(a) at the end of such interruption, such member returns to employment with such proprietor, and

(b) such member is not employed in doing shop work during such interruption, and

(c) the duration of such interruption does not exceed one month.