The sales clerks allege in their class action that the international lingerie retailer cheated them out of pay for shifts that required them to call in two hours prior to a scheduled shift to find out if they were going to be working that shift. Further, the plaintiffs claim that the defendant owes its workers unpaid wages for scheduling shifts for which they showed up, only to be sent home after they reported for work.
If approved, the settlement will compensate some 40,000 class members, all of whom worked in California and who were classified by Victoria’s Secret as nonexempt from overtime pay. The payouts will be calculated based on the length of employment with Victoria’s Secret, with rewards going to the lead plaintiffs. Additionally, attorneys' fees and expenses, and a payment to California regulators under the Private Attorneys General Act, would be paid from the settlement fund.
The case is Mayra Casas v. Victoria's Secret Stores LLC, case number 2:14-cv-06412, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.