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Posted August 12, 2014 by Unique in News
 
 

Barneys Ordered to Pay $525,000 Settlement in Racial Profiling Case [Details]

According to Fader, the New York State Attorney General has announced that Barneys must pay $525,000 in fines after a nine-month investigation, following two reports of racial discrimination at it’s New York City department store location.

According to the agreement, along side the fines the store will employ an anti-profiling consultant, develop an anti-profiling policy, investigate claims of profiling by customers, and provide anti-profile training to employees.

Barneys CEO Mark Lee said spoke about the agreement in a statement  saying :

Barneys New York has prided itself on providing an unparalleled customer experience to every person that comes into contact with our brand—open and welcoming to one and all.

Last hear during the time of the incident Jay Z caught a little heat for petitioners after he declined to cut ties with the store who was debuting his 30-piece Holiday collection. He instead used the event as leverage to change the percentage of proceeds going to the Shawn Carter Foundation from 25 percent to 100 percent.