Apple denied appeal in employe-filed class-action suit

Apple's appeal to throw out the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of all current and former Apple Store employees in California and corporate staff has been denied. The suit alleges that the Mac-maker had violated labor codes by denying employees breaks, and lawyers in the suit claim Apple owes these employees unpaid back wages.

Apple's petition was denied by a three-judge panel in a California Superior Court on November 26 according to a report by PC Mag:

"The petition for writ of mandate, informal response, and reply have been read and considered by Justices Nares, McDonald, and O'Rourke. The petition is denied," stated a filing from the Superior Court of Appeal in San Diego.

The lawsuit could affect as many as 21,000 employees.

Source: PC Mag