Wet Seal Hit With Class Action Over Store Closures

By Jonathan Randles (January 16, 2015, 4:36 PM EST) -- The Wet Seal Inc., which announced on Friday it will file for bankruptcy, has been hit with a proposed class action in California accusing it of violating a federal law by keeping workers in the dark before the troubled teen apparel retailer shuttered most of its stores.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two of the nearly 3,700 Wet Seal employees who lost their jobs when the company announced earlier this month that it would shutter most of its stores. The complaint was filed a day before Wet Seal, which for months had been struggling to stay afloat, filed for...

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