Barneys isn’t the only retailer that has been accused of practicing discrimination. Alexander McQueen’s flagship store is being sued by a former Hispanic employee who claims she was discriminated against while working in their Meatpacking District location. Moselle Blanco said she was subjected to “a persistent barrage of offensive comments based on her race and national origin.”
She was fired from the store and accused of being drunk at work and using and selling drugs to customers. Futhermore, she claims her sale numbers were falsified and she was unfairly accused of stealing merchandise. Blanco’s is one of three discrimination suits filed against Alexander McQueen.
In response, the brand released the following statement: “Alexander McQueen is committed to equality in the workplace, and we are proud of our diverse employee base. We take any allegations of this nature seriously and will always investigate them thoroughly, but we will not comment on individual cases.”