Garnier, Adecco fined for racism [France]

Author: BBC, Published on: 6 July 2007

The French cosmetics company, Garnier [part of L'Oreal], and Swiss employment agency Adecco have been found guilty of carrying out a racist recruitment campaign in 2000. A French appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal and ruled both companies had colluded to find only white women to sell make-up in Paris...L'Oreal said it was not racist and would appeal. Adecco...said it was astonished by the ruling and was considering an appeal...After finding them guilty, the court fined Garnier, Adecco and one its subsidiary's, Ajilon, 30,000 euros...The ruling was the first time in France that blue-chip companies have been convicted of racial discrimination in hiring.

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Related companies: Adecco Group Garnier (part of L'Oreal) L'Oreal