Publication | BRG white paper
Suitable Seating: Totality of the Circumstances Inquiry
Elizabeth Arnold and Chester Hanvey
The California Supreme Court’s 2016 opinion on suitable seating requirements provided clarity regarding the factors that should be considered when evaluating an employer’s compliance. Elizabeth Arnold and Chester Hanvey review the opinion and discuss factors that are relevant to the Totality of the Circumstances inquiry. In this paper, they present scientifically sound methods that help to generate valid and reliable data for an objective evaluation of the relevant factors.