New York, NY: An employment class action lawsuit has been filed against Destination Maternity Corporation ("Destination Maternity") alleging that the international retail clothing store violated both federal labor laws and New York labor laws by routinely requiring its sales associates to undergo off-the-clock bag checks and security screenings for which they were not compensated.
The suit alleges that Destination Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, and Edamame stores all require their sales associates to have their bags checked before they leave the stores to have lunch and before they go home for the evening. These checks occur off-the-clock, adding as much as 30 minutes to sales associates' workdays for which they receive neither overtime nor straight time pay. By bringing this suit, the attorneys listed below hope to end that practice and recover the wages and overtime pay each sales associate is due under the law.
If you work or have worked as a sales associate at either a Destination Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, or Edamame store, you may request to be included in the proposed class.