A local Brazilian court has slapped Banco Bradesco SA with an 800,000 Brazilian reais fine in collective moral damages for failing to implement ergonomic work conditions, InfoMoney reported.
The lack of an ergonomic work assessment by the company has exposed employees to the risk of repetitive strain injuries, according to the 1st Labor Court of the city of Bauru, located in the state of São Paulo.
The decision also requires Bradesco to conduct an ergonomic analysis of work in branches and service stations in Bauru. The analysis must be completed within a few months and is subject to daily fines, the report noted.
As of Feb. 13, US$1 was equivalent to 3.26 Brazilian reais.