Target Can't Shake Cashier Seating Suit

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to toss a proposed class action accusing Target Corp. of illegally withholding seating from its cashiers, finding that the company didn’t prove that its employees are exempt from applicable state labor laws.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo denied Target’s June motion for summary judgment after finding that the company failed to prove that the active nature of the cashier position exempts Target from providing chairs as required under California employment law.

“The court finds that there are material...
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Case Information

Case Title

Murphy et al v. Target Corporation et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


William Q. Hayes

Date Filed

July 2, 2009

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