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Large package delivery company does not allow bathroom breaks. instead has employees urinate in cup in back of truck.

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on my first day as driver for this company i was told to keep a large cup with me to use to urinate into in the back of the truck, because we do not have time to stop for a bathroom break. I belong to a union, but the union stewards also use a urinating cup too. I have talked to our union officials and they say they do not want to pursue the matter because in the end I would lose and that I should just keep my mouth shut and do as instructed to keep my job. What type of lawyer would I need and what do I need to do to stop this treatment?

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  1. You need an employment and labor attorney to handle this. The union is required to take any grievance you have to the company on your behalf. This practice has a discriminatory impact because of female workers not having the ability to use a restroom.

    This requirement could rise to the level of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Find a local employment attorney to represent you to the union and company.

    Jonathan

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