Grievance filed against DMV office over 7-minute restroom break policy

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SACRAMENTO, Ca. — A worker with an employees union in California has filed a grievance over the restroom policy at a Sacramento Department of Motor Vehicles call center.

CBS13 reports that DMV managers there deduct pay and leave time for employees who take more than seven minutes on a bathroom break. The policy started when managers became concerned that employees weren’t spending enough time at their desks.

A DMV spokesperson released the following statement regarding the situation:

“The DMV is aware of a grievance filed by the union and the DMV is in the process of preparing a response. The DMV takes these matters seriously and is looking into the allegations.”

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