Employers May Soon Be Legally Required to Provide Ergonomic Workstations to Workers
There has recently been a spate of lawsuits in which very large settlements have been extracted from employers who failed to provide adequate seating, and many more such suits are now working their way through class action courts. Walmart settled such a suit brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for a whopping $65 million. Bank of America also settled a similar class action suit for an astounding $15 million and had to agree to accommodate all bank tellers in California with appropriate seating. Abercrombie & Fitch agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a similar class action brought by sales associates.