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Tiffany & Company accused of ethnicity discrimination

Many throughout Michigan recognize the little blue box. In fact, some women dream of receiving a gift packaged in one of these little blue boxes. Tiffany & Company, a luxurious jewelry company, is well-known for their easily identifiable packaging. Tiffany & Company is also well-known for their attentive staff and attention to detail. One manager, however, is now claiming that this attention to detail has taken the form of ethnicity discrimination.

According to one member of Tiffany's management team, he is the only African-American manager within the company. Recently, a new vice president for his area requested each member of his management team to send him photos so that he could more easily put names and faces together. Shortly after submitting his photo, this manager states that he was issued a warning indicating that he could be terminated.

Since beginning his career with Tiffany & Company, this manager had received favorable performance reviews. Additionally, sales within one of his stores had shown a significant increase over the past year. He claims that the difficulty with this new manager occurred as a result of his submitting his photo to the new vice president, and he has filed a civil lawsuit for workplace discrimination. Tiffany & Company has indicated that there is no foundation to this claim.

Ethnicity discrimination throughout Michigan, as well as the rest of the country, can take many forms. It can be quite subtle at times and overtly blatant at other times. Regardless, ethnicity discrimination is a violation of employment law. Individuals who believe that they have been or are being discriminated against may want to investigate their legal rights to determine their best course of action.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Black employee accuses Tiffany & Company of racial discrimination", Julee Wilson, May 30, 2014

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