Holidays (Employees) Act, 1961

Emergency as defence.

21.—Where a person is charged with an offence under any section of this Act, it shall be a good defence to the charge if he proves to the satisfaction of the court before which the offence is tried that the alleged contravention of the 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.