July 16, 2018 / 8:40 PM / a month ago

Judge rejects Wal-Mart's bid to nix cashiers' seating class action

A federal judge in California has rejected Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s bid to toss out a nearly decade-old statewide class action claiming the company illegally refused to provide cashiers with seating.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose on Friday said Wal-Mart had not proven its claims that stools would pose a safety hazard or make workers less productive, and denied the retail giant’s motions for summary judgment and judgment on the pleadings.

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