UK: Employee sues Louis Vuitton over alleged racial discrimination & harassment; includes company statement

Author: FashionBoss, Published on: 22 September 2014

"Fashion law: Louis Vuitton slapped with racial discrimination and harassment suit", 19 Sep 2014

In the height of all the major fashion companies under scrutiny, Louis Vuitton has just thrown itself into another racial discrimination lawsuit. A sales associate, by the name of Oliver Koffi has filed suit against the luxury brand's store in London's Selfridge's...Koffi argues that due to his supervisor's unrelenting behavior, it created a 'hostile and intimidating' working environment...When the supervisor was confronted about the accusation, he claimed it was merely a joke that was taken too far, however since then he has vacated the position followed by a disciplinary proceeding. A spokeswoman for Louis Vuitton clarifies that the company has a zero-tolerance policy to harassment of any kind and that the reported statement is in total violation of the Louis Vuitton Ethical charter...[Also refers to Alexander McQueen, Barneys, Macy's, Tiffany]

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