Bloomberg Law
April 8, 2021, 11:03 PM

Nike ‘Shopping While Black’ Store Now Faces Worker Bias Suit

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

The former Nike manager accused of racially profiling Black shoppers in Santa Monica also harassed and discriminated against Black employees in the store, a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles alleges.

Brittney Shaw and Edgar Hernandez, former employees of the southern California location, sued Nike and manager Wendy Magee alleging race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among other state-law violations.

Magee created a pervasively hostile and abusive work environment that forced many employees of color to resign, the complaint says. The majority of those employees were replaced by White women, it says.

According to Shaw and Hernandez, employees of color were ...

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