Standing up for power naps

Estelle Ellis

A NURSE who was fired for sleeping during her lunch break has put her three-year legal battle behind her and is now dedicating her time to fighting policies outlawing power naps in the workplace.

Diane Lawrie, 50, of Fernglen, lost her bid in the Port Elizabeth High Court last week to have her case returned to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for a rehearing into the validity of a no-napping policy.

Now she is creating an NGO, The Boot, to fight policies preventing employees from taking power naps during working hours.

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