Hispanic De Beers VP Claims Racial Bias In CEO Promotion

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 2:11 PM EST) -- A Hispanic assistant vice president of De Beers Diamond Jewellers U.S. Inc. on Thursday accused the diamond retailer of racial discrimination for passing her over for a promotion to CEO in favor of an unqualified fashion industry executive.

In a suit filed in New York federal court, Desiree Charles claims De Beers brought in a less-qualified white woman for the CEO job and then forced Charles to train her.

“After helping open De Beers' retail stores throughout the U.S. and serving as defendant's head of marketing...
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