Apple shares details of its $30m back check lawsuit on its website
What you need to know
- Apple has added a page to its legal website with links to information about its settlement of a lawsuit related to bag checks.
- Apple agreed to pay $29.9 million to employees who had their bags checked at retail stores.
- Bag checks were carried out outside of work time.
Apple has added a new page to its legal website on which it offers links to more information about its $29.9 million class-action lawsuit settlement relating to Apple Store bag checks. The new website links out to www.AppleBagCheckSettlement.com among other websites.
This all relates to Apple's November settlement after it agreed to pay employees for the time they lost when having their bags searched after finishing work. 14,000 employees will receive a payout based on the hours they worked.
The legal battle first kicked off in 2013 after employees complained that they were losing time during lunch breaks and at the end of their shifts while Apple had their bags checked. The checks were to help combat theft but were said to have violated Californian law.
From our November report:
The best iPhone is one that you didn't steal and Apple was effectively accusing every retail employee of doing exactly that, multiple times per day, all while not paying for the time. Apple employees can learn more about the settlement on Apple's website.
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