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 :
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.