Marshalls Hit With Gender Bias Suit Over Bag Check Policy

By Cara Bayles (July 2, 2018, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of Marshalls employees in California hit the retailer with a wage and discrimination suit in state court Monday, alleging workers aren't compensated for the time they spend going through security checks and bringing a novel theory that the practice discriminates against women, who are more likely to carry purses.

Named plaintiff Alicia Rodriguez, a stockroom coordinator at a Marshalls in Ontario, California, has worked for the retail chain for more than 17 years, according to the complaint. She seeks to represent a class of all nonexempt current and former employees who have worked at a Marshalls in California...

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