Apple sued for searching store employees for stolen merchandise

Former employees seek wages they lost while waiting in line to be searched

Some former Apple store employees are claiming that the tech company owes them wages lost during the time they spent standing in line, waiting to be searched and prove they weren't trying to steal any store merchandise.

Amanda Frlekin and Dean Pelle filed their complaint on July 25, and seek class action status for thousands of employees who felt pennies slip away along with the minutes they waited to prove their pockets and purses weren't concealing a contraband iPhone. The lawsuit is seeking to cover employees who have worked in Apple's U.S. stores any time in the past three years, possibly longer in New York and California, where the law is slightly different.

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