INTERNATIONAL - Walmart Inc has agreed to pay $65 million (R948m) to nearly 100 000 current and former cashiers in California who accused the retailer of violating state law by refusing to provide them with seating while they worked.
Walmart denied any wrongdoing in the nine-year-old case, which was scheduled to go to trial later this year, in a filing in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday. The settlement must be approved by a federal judge.
In addition to the payout, the company said it would begin providing seating to its cashiers in California.
Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said “both sides are pleased to have reached a proposed resolution.”
Lawyers for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.