Apple’s $30M bag check lawsuit settlement

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Apple in November settled a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, with the Cupertino company agreeing to pay $29.9 million to employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches, and now details about the settlement are available on Apple’s website.


California employees first sued Apple in 2013, and in 2015, the case escalated into a class action lawsuit. Employees claimed that Apple subjected them to mandatory bag checks that were “embarrassing and demeaning,” with those checks conducted after the end of a shift, causing employees to stay at work an extra 10 to 15 minutes.

Most importantly:

The bag search policy has been long discontinued and Apple has not conducted bag searches since 2015.

Here’s a link to the new Apple web page dedicated to the settlement.