Emily Dreyfuss Orders Tie For Fiance, Gets Box Of HR Documents

SAN FRANCISCO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Whose tie is it anyway?

A Cambridge, Mass., woman whose fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic said they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: Confidential employee files, including Social Security numbers, W2s, resignation letters and doctors’ notes.

The package arrived at Emily Dreyfuss’ home on Thursday. Dreyfuss, the daughter of Academy Award winning actor and Brooklyn native Richard Dreyfuss, said her fiance had ordered the tie and pocket square for the couple’s July 5 wedding.

The parcel they got had three folders sealed with tape that said, “HR Administraton.” Inside were handwritten resignation letters, salary information, dates of birth and other personal information for about 20 employees.

The employees were sales support associates and at least one made $9 an hour.

Dreyfuss said a Banana Republic representative has apologized for the mix-up.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Watch & Listen LIVE