Alexander Wang fights sweatshop claims

Alexander Wang’s representatives have spoken out against allegations that the designer’s New York factory amounted to a sweatshop.

The brand said that plaintiff Wenyu Lu was let go not for complaining about working conditions or applying for worker’s compensation after an injury, as he has alleged, but for bullying his colleagues.

‘The claims regarding sweatshop conditions are completely untrue,’ a spokesperson told WWD. ‘In reality, this case was filed by an individual who was let go by the company as a result of serious harassment issues. We stand by our decision to promote a safe workplace environment for all employees regardless of false claims that may be waged against us in retailiation.’

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A group of about 30 former Wang employees transferred the lawsuit to the New York Federal Court last week from Queens County Supreme Court. They allege that Wang transgressed labour laws and state laws governing minimum wage and overtime pay.

Find out more about the case here

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