$450 Million Lawsuit Against Alexander Wang

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Alexander Wang ex-employee Wenyu Lu accused fashion designer Alexander Wang of employing workers in sweatshop conditions. Lu requested the lawsuit after being fired in February for complaining about the brand's working conditions.

According to http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/03/alexander-wang-sued-for-alleged-sweatshop.html and the http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/olivia-bergin/TMG9129398/Alexander-Wang-in-sweatshop-claim-dispute.html, Lu said he underwent surgery for the removal of kidney stones and suffered an eye injury two years ago; he said that he believed the health issues were spurned by 84-hour work weeks.

New York Magazine reports that Lu was hospitalized after passing out during a 25-hour-long shift. Lu said that he was not allowed a break during the 25-hour-long period, and that he would be fired should he take one.

According to the Telegraph, thirty Alexander Wang employees have joined Wenyu Lu's claim against Wang, filing a $450 million lawsuit for nine charges related to poor working conditions.

In the report issued by the Telegraph, one of Wang's spokespeople commented in defense of Wang's brand, stating that "the company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously [...]."

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