American Apparel Worker Told To Cook Books: Suit

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former employee of American Apparel Inc. has sued the company for wrongful termination, claiming that he was fired after he refused to inflate the company's sales figures at the request of CEO Dov Charney.

Roberto Hernandez, who handled warehouse inventory and computer issues for the company, claims in the suit, filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, that Charney repeatedly ordered him to pad inventory figures to lure investors.

Hernandez claims that a week after he “refused to participate in any scheme to...
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