Boss Times Employee Bathroom Breaks
CHICAGO, Il (KMPH FOX26) —
Employees at River West faucet- making company in Chicago say going to the bathroom is now a race against the clock.
This week they staged a demonstration to protest their employer's policy of timing them while they use the bathroom.
Now Teamster Union members filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.
People who spend too much time in the restroom are written up. However, their employer says it's a way to keep people from slacking off.
Steven Kersten, the business owner says, "It's not fair to the people who come and work hard seven and a half hours a day to have the guy next to them screwing off in the bathroom all day long."
The Teamsters say the bathroom policy is a violation of workers privacy rights and they claim the company won't discuss the matter with them.