It can be difficult and even painful to work at a job where you are required to stand all day, especially if your job could be done while comfortably seated. If you are required to stand in a position such as a cashier, a greeter or a worker on an assembly line, for example — you should know that the law protects you.
California wage and hour laws require employers to provide their employees with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits sitting down. The law also says employers should provide seats for employees to use when they are not actively working, and that these seats should be located close to the work area.
If you are not allowed to sit at work, you may be able to file a civil action or be involved in class action litigation involving California stand and sit laws at work. Of course, each situation is different, and the law can be complex. If you think your employer may be breaking the law by refusing to provide you with a suitable seat, or requiring you to stand, contacting the lawyers at Righetti • Glugoski, P.C., is a good first step to learning your rights.
Our San Francisco law firm represents employees throughout California in a broad range of employment issues, class actions and more. We are experienced trial lawyers with a successful track record of protecting the rights of California workers.
Please contact our firm and have an immediate, complimentary and confidential consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. You may also call 415-983-0900 or 800-447-5549. We highly respect your privacy, so all client consultations are strictly confidential. Your employer will not know you reached out for legal advice about your rights.