In yet another employee lawsuit, Panda Express was sued by a former employee because she was not allowed to sit down while she was working as a cashier.
According to California Labor Code and Wage Order 7-2001, “all working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of work reasonably permits.”
The suit is an attempted class action by all cashiers for the company. Rite Aid and Nordstrom are facing similar lawsuits.
We will be watching this case as it evolves, because there seems to be a bit of ambiguity in the term “nature of work reasonably permits.”
If the employee wins this case, it will mean drastic changes for the entire food service industry.
In the meantime, it is just another example where Employment Practices Liability Insurance could help protect the restaurant financially. Learn more about Employment Practices Liability Insurance for Restaurants or call our restaurant insurance experts at (949) 756-4100 if you have questions.