Just months after Barneys and Macy's were slapped with lawsuits stemming from racial profiling accusations, Tiffany & Company has found itself in the middle of its own racial discrimination firestorm.
In a lawsuit filed last week, a black employee alleges that the company practices racial discrimination.
The New York Times reports that Michael McClure, a group director for two Tiffany stores in Texas, filed the lawsuit in federal court accusing the fine jewelry company of a "systemic, nationwide pattern and practice of racial discrimination." The lawsuit alleges that McClure is the only African-American to hold one of the more than 200 management positions at Tiffany, and that despite having received consistently glowing reviews since joining the company in 1993 and increasing sales 15 percent at one of his store locations this past year, McClure says he was given a "warning for termination" this spring. To read more about these claims go to The Huffington Post.