Is it legal for my employer to make me wear the used clothes that are for sale on the (fashion) store I work for?
Is this legal? Isn't this dangerous for our health? Wearing used and tried on clothes for 8+ hours? Is there any law that forbids this? Can I take any legal action?
1 attorney answer
They can make you wear the clothes if their are no provable health concerns. What is a big question is: Are you paid from the time you arrive at the store and the time required to change clothes at the start of the day, and the time it takes to change back into your street clothes. That is, do you clock in when you first enter the store and clock out as you leave the store.
If you are not paid for all that time, you most likely have an unpaid wages claim under several laws.
There are severe laws against this underpayment. Contact one of us here at avvo.com who does wage and hour law under employment law. Most of us offer a free consultation and welcome the ability to talk to clients off hours for their convenience. (Never call during a workday from work, even lunch break.) So send us an avvo.com Message and give us you phone number and a time to call. Let us know if it is a cell that accepts text. You have rights, use them.
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