Gap Worker Loses Cert. Bid In Required Clothing Suit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 5:04 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied class certification in a suit brought by a former Gap Inc. employee alleging that the clothing retailer required workers to purchase and wear Gap clothes at work in violation of the New York Labor Code.

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that named plaintiff Dienna Howard had failed to prove that Gap required employees to purchase the clothes at all, and that there was not enough commonality to allow the case...
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