Apple employees lose bag-search lawsuit

Apple store workers' class-action lawsuit, complaining of "demeaning" security searches conducted off the clock, was defeated this weekend by the company.


The decision, from U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, came in a case where employees sued to be reimbursed for the time taken by Apple to search their bags to ensure they did not steal any merchandise.… In the ruling, Alsup said Apple workers can choose not to bring a bag to work, and thus would not be subjected to the delays of a search. No Apple employee filed court papers asserting a special need to bring a bag, Alsup wrote.