Nail Salon Workers Allege Abuse In String Of Lawsuits

nail salon workers abuse
nail salon workers abuse

If you've ever received a speedy $10 manicure, there's a good chance that the woman who buffed your nails was paid less than minimum wage, denied overtime, and suffered emotional abuse. At least that's what salon workers and attorneys claim in a spate of lawsuits.

The latest, a nationwide class action suit on behalf of 13 salon workers, alleges that XpresSpa, the largest global network of premium airport salons, is guilty of a host of "systematic" labor law violations, according to the women's attorney, C. K. Lee of Kraselnik & Lee, PLLC. An attorney representing XpresSpa said that she had "no comment" on the lawsuit.

Remarks by the nail salon workers' legal advocates, as well as other lawsuits, depict the industry as the modern equivalent of the Dickensian factory. Among the allegations: