A federal judge ruled this week that a former Abercrombie & Fitch sales associate could proceed with parts of a suit against the company that the plaintiff had accused of discriminating against her because of her hair color.
In a complaint filed last year, Dulazia Burchette, who worked at the retailer’s New York flagship on Fifth Avenue, alleged supervisors told her to re-dye blonde highlights in her hair because they did not look natural. Burchette, who is African-American, said a manager told her she should “have the hair color she was born with.” In the complaint, Burchette alleged that “white-Caucasian sales associates were not targeted for scrutiny for their hair color….”
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)