SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Walmart has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it failed to present seating for its California cashiers.
The Los Angeles Times says Walmart denies wrongdoing within the proposed settlement, which was filed this week in federal courtroom in San Francisco.
If authorised by a choose, the deal would finish a virtually decade-old suit and have an effect on some 100,000 present former Walmart cashiers.
The suit alleged that Walmart violated a 2001 California order that stated employees have to be given seats when the character of the work “reasonably” permits it.
In the settlement, Walmart says it nonetheless believes that is not the case for its cashiers, who should greet clients and inventory cabinets.
However, below the settlement, Walmart agrees to a pilot program making stools obtainable to California cashiers.