Cal. Supreme Court: workers must be allowed to sit down

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state labor law prohibits employers from forcing workers to perform their job on their feet when their tasks could be done sitting down. The ruling, which requires consideration of the totality of circumstances in determining whether seats are required for a particular job, was handed down in a class action brought on behalf of CVS cashiers. One cashier was denied a seat even after she became pregnant and standing caused her legs to swell. The L.A. Times reports.

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