Judge Votes in Favour of Apple in Bag Check Lawsuit

/ 3 years ago

Apple conference in San Francisco

Sometimes we get asked to do weird things for work, some of them are as simple as working a couple of extra hours and some of them are a little more extreme, such as asking for an entire weekend of work. A group of Apple employees believed it had gone a little too far when they were asked to have their bags checked. Their lawsuit has since ended, with the Judge deciding that they do not deserve compensation for the time taken to have their bags searched.

District Judge William Alsup for the Northen District of California ruled on Saturday that the employees are entitled to no compensation. In his decision, he stated that rather than banning employees from bringing bags to work (in an attempt to prevent thefts from the stores) they could bring bags and personal Apple devices into the store for their shifts, but at the end of said shift they would have to have their bags checked, in case some of their merchandise had “fallen” into the bag.

While Apple has claimed that the bag checks are required in order to prevent thefts from internal staff, with a new policy making it mandatory that bags, purses and briefcases are searched upon exiting an apple store.

Have you ever seen a search in an Apple store? Has your employer ever asked something that didn’t quite make sense to you?

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One Response to “Judge Votes in Favour of Apple in Bag Check Lawsuit”
  1. Simon says:

    makes sens to have bags checked… some place that I have worked before did that and it takes no more than a minute to do… complaining about that only invites suspicion from the employer.

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