AFRICANGLOBE – A Texas man is suing Tiffany & Co. because he claims the retailer does not hire Blacks for top positions.
Tiffany & Co. discriminates against African-Americans by shutting them out of top positions, a Texas man says in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court.
Michael McClure, 45, says only one of Tiffany’s 62 “group directors” nationwide is African-American: himself. No positions above him are filled by African-Americans, says the plaintiff, who claims his own job is in danger due to racism.
The jewelry retailer has nine board members, 12 executive officers and 50 vice presidents — none Black, McClure says. His lawsuit seeks better practices and unspecified money damages.
He claims he was given a poor report in March after a honcho was allegedly heard expressing surprise that “a Black man is representing the Tiffany brand.”
Tiffany said the allegations are without merit, with many mischaracterizations.
By: Daniel Beekman