Holidays (Employees) Act, 1939

Emergency as defence.

20.—Where a person is charged with an offence under any section of this Act it shall be a good defence to such charge if such person proves 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, a breakdown of plant or machinery, or any other emergency.