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Saks Accused of Race, Age Discrimination in Lawsuit
By By Deepti Hajela, Associated Press
Published November 29, 2018

Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store have filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit against the high-end store and its corporate parent.

The suit was filed on Tuesday in New York.

Attorney Derek Sells says the black, white and Hispanic men were subjected to a hostile work environment and then fired.

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He says managers made it difficult for them to get customers from store foot traffic, berated them, didn’t promote them and allowed younger, white colleagues to harass them.

Some of the plaintiffs say that even when they made sales targets, managers would find other metrics to evaluate them poorly.

Saks’ parent organization Hudson’s Bay Company says it’s committed to diversity and inclusion and takes the allegations seriously but declined to comment on the litigation.

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