Setback for cashiers with disabilities

A federal court ruled May 31 that CVS is not required to provide chairs to its cashiers under a California labor law that requires companies to provide “suitable seats” when the job requires it, even if the cashier has disabilities.

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Cashiers with disabilities out of luck at CVS

In rejecting the argument of the former CVS cashier who filed the 2009 class action lawsuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruled that the “nature of the work,” which at CVS requires cashiers to do such tasks as stocking shelves and assisting customers with finding products, doesn’t “reasonably permit the use of a seat.”

“The ‘nature of the work’ is not just to complete transactions, but also to project CVS’s desired image of an attentive employee,” the court ruled.

Similar lawsuits have also been filed against Wal-Mart and Target, according to a Huffington Post article.



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