March 28, 2016

A new dawn for ‘don-doff’ lawsuits?

Tyson Foods Inc. just lost a US Supreme Court challenge against a class-action lawsuit over donning and doffing liability. What lesson can other companies in the meat and poultry industry take from the case and the high court’s ruling?

“The clear implication is that it’s better to not have any donning and doffing liability than it is to try and fight this issue in court,” said John Cruickshank, an attorney with the Houston-based law firm of Alaniz, Schraeder, Linker, Farris & Mayes LLP which specializes in labor and employment law. Read More

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