Rue21 Controller Says Women Were Denied Promotions

By Matthew Santoni (February 3, 2020, 2:31 PM EST) -- A financial manager at Rue21's corporate office said she was excluded from business functions and passed over for a promotion because she is a woman, and accused the retailer of discriminating against her and other female employees in a lawsuit filed Sunday in Pennsylvania federal court.

Misty Parshall, a controller overseeing approximately 30 employees in Rue21's finance department, says she had expressed interest in a vice president position in March 2018, only to be told that the job wasn't actually available before an allegedly less-qualified man was promoted to a revised version of the same job a month later.

"Knowing of Parshall's...

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