Poultry Plant Workers Are Reportedly Being Denied Bathroom Breaks
Humanitarian group Oxfam America says some employees wear diapers and restrict their fluid intake while working because of limited bathroom breaks.By Katherine Biek | May 11, 2016
A new report by a humanitarian group details the harsh conditions some U.S. poultry plant workers are reportedly subjected to.
Released Wednesday by Oxfam America, the report claims poultry workers are allowed a limited number of bathroom breaks per shift by their supervisors, so some employees wear diapers while working and restrict their fluid intake.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration says employers must "make toilet facilities available so that employees can use them when they need to do so." It recommends relief workers be used when employees need to use the restroom during their shift.