Trio of former managers sue Wet Seal for discrimination

Santa Ana, Calif. -- A report released Thursday by the New York Times said that three ex-managers of Wet Seal have filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit, claiming bias against African-American employees. The trio alleges the retailer has a high-level policy of firing and denying pay increases and promotions to blacks because they did not fit the retailer’s “brand image,” according to the Times report.

The suit was filed in Federal District Court in Santa Ana, Calif. It seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 250 current and former black managers at Wet Seal.

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