If I work 10 hours a day sitting, is my employer required to provide a chair with back support?

I sit for 10 hours a day at a computer at work and my employer only provides very cheap, uncomfortable, hard “bar-style” stools. I am wondering if there are any laws or something that requires them to provide something with back support for such a long shift, my back is killing me at the end of each day.

Asked on June 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, an employer is required to provide safe working conditions for the employee and to provide all reasonable necessary tools for the employee to perform his or her duties in a safe and productive manner.

With respect to the need for a chair with back support, if you need one, you need to ask for your employer to be provided in that failure to do so could injure you and lead to a worker's compensation claim by you.


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