According to KPCC News, the California Supreme Court has ruled that “all employees are entitled to a seat at work.”
California law requires that an employer allow an employee to sit while on the job, and provide the seating, if the “nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.”
employers in California must provide a chair to any worker that wants one
Chase Bank and CVS tried to argue to the Supreme Court that their cashiers had to stand because the “nature of their work” included the impression that the employee gives off. Chase and CVS argued that customer perception wasn’t as good for cashiers and tellers who sit.
The Supreme Court rejected this argument, holding that “employers in California must provide a chair to any worker that wants one,” reports KPCC.
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