Wet Seal Singles Out Black Managers, Ex-Workers' Suit Says

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Three former Wet Seal Inc. employees hit the company with a putative class action in California federal court Thursday, accusing the women's clothing retailer of targeting African-American store managers for termination and paying and promoting them less than their white counterparts.

The former employees' complaint alleges the company had a policy of discriminating against African-American store management employees at its Wet Seal and Arden B. stores from at least 2008 to the present, in violation of Section 1981 of the U.S. Code.

The complaint maintains that...
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