A class action lawsuit was filed on September 16, 2013, on behalf of all non-exempt employees who worked at Abercrombie stores (including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Abercrombie Kids, and Gilly Hicks) in California from September 2009 to the present. On July 16, 2015, Judge Jesus Bernal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California order the case certified as a class action on behalf of more than 62,000 current and former Abercrombie employees.
Class Action Lawsuit Allegations
The certified class encompasses two kinds of claims for violation of California law: 1) we allege that Abercrombie compelled employees to purchase Abercrombie clothing in violation of California Labor Code section 450, and 2) we allege that Abercrombie required employees to adhere to its strict “Look Policy” which constitutes a “uniform” for which the employees were required to have been reimbursed under California Labor Code section 2802. In addition, since many of the workers were minimum wage, these purchases also caused violations of the minimum wage laws.
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