Spanish-Speaking Sephora Workers Claim Bias
New York City, Even though cosmetics retailer Sephora has obtained the court’s approval to restrict employees to speaking English on the job, five women have decided to continue with a suit that claims discrimination.
The five plaintiffs, who worked for Sephora’s now-closed Rockefeller Center store, claim they were punished for speaking Spanish with other Spanish-speaking workers and customers.
The Manhattan Federal Court just ruled in Sephora’s favor on the suit filed two years ago by the women—upholding Sephora’s right to issue an English-first policy—but has yet to rule on the plaintiff’s claims that they faced retaliation.
The class-action suit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of the Latino workers.
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Mary Beth Stone Joins J.C. Penney Board
Plano, Texas, Effective today, Kraft Foods marketing executive Mary Beth Stone has obtained a seat on the J.C. Penney board of directors. Stone is group VP and president of Kraft’s North America Grocery division.
Pennsylvania Mall Under New Ownership
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and Simon Property Group completed the previously announced acquisition of Springfield Mall in Springfield, Pa., for approximately $103.5 million. PREIT and an affiliate of Kravco Simon Investments, L.P., each have a 50% ownership interest in the property. Springfield Mall is a 590,000-sq.-ft. regional mall located approximately 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The mall is currently anchored by Macy’s and Strawbridge’s and has more than 70 in-line tenants, including Ann Taylor Loft, Build-A-Bear, Carrabba’s, Charlotte Russe, Gap/Gap Kids, Ruby Tuesday and Yankee Candle. Macy’s and Strawbridge’s own their own buildings and associated parking.
Federated Department Stores, Inc. has announced that it plans to close the Strawbridge’s store in this mall.
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