The NAACP filed a class-action race discrimination lawsuit against clothing retailer Wet Seal. The suit, Cogdon v. Wet Seal, charges that executives at the company directed their top managers to get rid of African-American managers and hire more whitemployees in the interest of the brands image.
Additionally, a former regional director of the firm filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that she was fired for promoting an African-American to managechain one of the chain’s prominent stores. Hers is one of 20 charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC by current and former employees. All our hopes are with them. Updates will be published as they come.