Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

Emergency as a defence.

8.—Where a person is charged with any offence under any section contained in Part III or Part IV of this Act, it shall be a good defence to such charge for such person to prove to the satisfaction of the court before which such offence is tried that the alleged contravention of such section was rendered necessary or reasonably proper by the actual occurrence or the threat or reasonable anticipation of fire, flood, storm, violence, or any other emergency.