Target settles Woodland employee's late lunch firing suit | News
SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Target Corp. is paying $275,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by former employee at its Woodland store who says she was fired because she took her lunch breaks late.
The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday that Margarita Arriaga sued the company for wrongful termination after 16 years of employment.
Target states in court recods that Arriaga was fired for taking lunch breaks late on three occasions in 18 months, including one break taken two minutes late. The company says in court records that the violations are "automatic ground for termination."
Arriaga claims she has a disability that makes it difficult for her to keep track of time.
A Target spokeswoman tells the newspaper that the company accommodates employees and guests with disabilities and is "confident" in their policies.