My fiance is a pharmacist in Washington and has been working for his company for over 6 years. He works 50-60 hours per week all over greater Seattle. What I don't understand is that he does not get any breaks from his 10-12 hour shifts. The company procedure is that a pharmacist must be present during all business hours but he can not close the pharmacy for lunch, restroom break or any other reason. Nor will they bring in another pharmacist to cover his breaks. His supervisor advised him to "just go to the back and have a break" but he must recieve all phone calls and attend to customers that approach. He is paid for overtime but they do not pay him additional for breaks not granted. Is it civil that he's on his feet 10-12 hours, not allowed to leave which sometimes mean no food or a visit to the restroom, slouched over a low counter (not suited for a pharmacist over 6' tall) and bear in mind he's dealing with the publics' health. Does he have a case for back pay and punitive damage?