Victoria’s Secret Ordered to Pay $12 Million To Employees

After three years of legal disputes, the lingerie retail giant is finally paying its employees. 



America’s favorite underwear brand is paying the price for its shifty retail practices. Based on a recent court ruling, on-call shifts have been deemed illegal in the state of California’s labor laws.  Mayra Casas and Julio Fernandez, former Victoria Secret employees from California, are finally at peace after being unfairly mistreated. The two employees filed a class-action lawsuit in 2014.

According to California Labor Laws via WWD, an employee must be paid for her “reporting time” which is equal to half of the amount of time the employee was assigned to work. If the employee works less than two hours, then she is still entitled to two hours worth of pay.

Another detail in the lawsuit also included paying employees $37 million which would have amounted in the time some employees (who were affiliated with the lawsuit ) had to wait around until the retail store’s closing.

However, thanks to this recent settlement, about 28,000 sales clerks will split $12million.

Interestingly enough, a year after the class – action lawsuit went public, Victoria’s Secret discontinued assigning on-call shifts. Although VS’s current and future employees will not experience how annoying it is to be “on-call,” this lawsuit has inspired other retail giants like J. Crew to discontinue their own bogus employee practices.





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