Sweatshops Scandal

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Gap has been discovered to have sweatshops in a 2010 scandal. This scandal really focused around hours as in employees working overtime without the proper compensation and possibly being fired for not willingly taking on extra hours of work. The employees could have worked up to 8 hours of overtime a day and only be paid about half the legal amount of compensation for overtime hours. (Chamberlain, 2010, 1) This particular scandal revolved around a sweatshop discovered in India. According to David MacIntyre, the workers typically worked for 16 hours a day for less than 40 cents a day (2014, 1). This would mean that an individual worker would be paid approximately 2.5 cents an hour. That year, 2010, Gap had a gross profit of 5,889 million dollars
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