Wet Seal Discriminated Against Black Ex-Manager, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 2:47 PM EST) -- A former worker pursuing a putative class action accusing clothing retailer The Wet Seal Inc. of discriminating against black store managers faced a hostile work environment and had to quit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a determination made public Monday.  

The EEOC's determination comes after a three-year investigation into Nicole Cogdell's allegations that she was harassed because of her race, constructively discharged and replaced with a higher-paid, less-qualified white woman, said the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The LDF and two other...
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