Cheap-chic retailer Forever 21 is being sued in a class-action lawsuit by employees who claim that the company routinely neglected to pay for time worked.
In filings in San Francisco Superior Court, five employees allege that the Los Angeles clothing maker often made them work through meal breaks and kept them in the stores after clocking out to check their bags for stolen merchandise, the Huffington Post reported.
Tiffinee Linthicum, Jessica Ramos, Shanelle Thompson, Jazzreal Jones and Alyssa Elias are seeking damages for the hours they worked during breaks and off the clock, the Post said.
Linthicum, who began working for the company at age 16, said in court filings that she has worked at two Forever 21 locations -- one in Valencia, the other in Palmdale -- since 2008. In both stores, she routinely clocked out before her bag was searched and was never paid for that time.