Judge Misread Seating Rule: BofA Tellers To 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 5:28 PM EST) -- A federal judge erred when he concluded that California employers only had to provide suitable on-the-job seating to workers who specifically ask for it and threw out a putative class action against Bank of America Corp., two former tellers told the Ninth Circuit on Monday.

Ex-Bank of America tellers Olivia Giddings and Rhonique Green asked the appeals court to revive their case, arguing that U.S. District Judge Manuel Real misinterpreted an Industrial Welfare Commission wage order to mean that Bank of America only had to make...
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