AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A lawyer says several L.L. Bean call center employees were fired after buying a leather tote bag that was discounted in error online.
The workers' attorney, Rebecca Webber, says the employees were fired after placing orders for themselves on the L.L. Bean website. The bag was originally priced at $169 but for about two days was erroneously marked down to $19.
The Sun Journal says the Freeport-based company canceled the employees' orders and let them go after they were questioned by company fraud investigators. The employees are claiming they did nothing wrong.
An L.L. Bean spokeswoman said Friday that four employees were let go, but that the company as a matter of policy does not discuss personnel matters.