American workers denied bathroom breaks – forced to wear diapers

By 13/05/2016 January 3rd, 2019 Employee Wellbeing, HR News

A new study by Oxfam America, has found that the majority of staff who work in poultry are denied bathroom breaks. Many have actually turned to wearing diapers.

The report is said to show a common disregard for wellbeing at work or health and safety.

A study of 250,000 workers in the meat industry found that the majority had been; mocked, ignored or threatened with contract termination.

Oxfam also found that many of the workers were suffering from severe dehydration while they worked.

Not only is this something which is proven to drop efficiency but is a serious health issue can could lead to long term damage.

The study came from Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, Pilgrim’s Pride and Sanderson Farms which make up for around 60% of the industry.

The report said: “workers struggle to cope with this denial of a basic human need. They urinate and defecate while standing on the line; they wear diapers to work”.

All employers at these farms have refused to comment.

This obviously breaks many employment laws and is a breach of health and safety.

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