Gap, Banana Republic Latest Targets In Seating Suits

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Gap Inc. and Banana Republic LLC on Thursday became the latest retailers hit with a lawsuit in California state court claiming the clothing manufacturers did not provide proper seating accommodations for workers.

Banana Republic sales associate Shaun Anderson claims that the company — a division of Gap — violated California regulations requiring employers to provide employees with seats if the work allows it.

Banana Republic did not place a reasonable number of seats within close proximity to the employees' work area and did not permit the...
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