Is Apple profiling you
After noticing a few, pardon the pun, "bad apples" we realized it's time to address the issue of Apple and other retailers accused of racially profiling their customers. Turns out, there's a few. If you have been profiled, please contact us, here.
Does Apple treat everyone badly?
We ask as lawsuits surrounding Apple and other retailers accused of racially profiling their customers, continues in Apple stores. Something we first noticed in 2010.
Brian Johnston, and Nile Charles, vs. APPLE
Johnson and Charles filed suit in federal court over their claim a white Apple
employee in his 50s told them, "I don't want 'your kind' hanging out in
the store" at Apple's retail outlet at 1981 Broadway on Dec. 9, 2010, according to court filings. The Complaint stated: "Now you have to go," one of the employees is claimed in the lawsuit to
have said. "If you want to know why, it's because I said so. CONSIDER ME
GOD. You have to go."
If you are from Iran, don't speak Farsi....and tell Apple you live in Switzerland.
Christine Wisne and Angelica Hughes. OMG...best, worst case, ever! A lawsuit was recently filed against Apple on behalf of the mother and daughter, after what appears to be an especially horrible racial profiling experience in Apple's San Diego's Fashion Valley location. We suspect the suit was filed in part, not solely due to the allegedly meritless conduct of Apple employees, but because the alleged conduct continued for a long period of time after what seemed a reasonable man on the street might agree, mistakes became evident; and, because the suit claims the encounter resulted in physical injuries. The claimed physical injuries are also part of the suit.
So while some suits allege suspected
practices of profiling, the question must also be askew whether Apple
has any regard for Apple employees who are also "bag checked." A
practice that brought another lawsuit against Apple...and one that apparently caught Apple CEO Tim Cook, unawares.
Which begs the question:
Another suit against Apple for racial profiling was filed in May, 2011. The kicker?
Apple was sued for discrimination in 2005, by former human
resources compensation consultant, Shaune Patterson, who claimed she was
suspended for one month and then wrongfully terminated after complaining
that her white co-workers, junior to her, were making higher salaries
than Patterson. As one release stated:
"Patterson alleges that the suspension came one day after she complained
of racial discrimination," a press statement said. "Patterson alleges
that one of Apple's managers wrote a memo describing her as a "rather
obese-sized black lesbian."
A lawsuit was brought against Apple in for "Age Discrimination" by an Apple employee Michael Katz. (Florida's EEOC found for the Plaintiff in 2009) and filed in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida.
Barbara DuBose sued Apple for race and gender issues. DuBose's hand-written complaint, included that as a three-year, part-time employe, her applications for full-time positions were
denied, although neither new hires were brought into the St. Louis store. DuBose claimed that in late 2010, the store had more than 100 workers with just eight black, and only two of those eight were full-time workers.
"I've been part-time at Apple for three years and there has never been a
minority to be promoted to any higher paying position," DuBose wrote in
Employee Andrew Dupree learned, blacks have no place in Apple Management and now feels that by and large, Blacks are not promoted.
A 40 million dollar lawsuit against Apple was filed in Santa Clara County, on behalf of unnamed black employee who worked for the company from 1998 - 2001, who claims he was repeatedly denied promotions and separated from others.
Other Retail stores - other lawsuits
Store detectives for CVS filed racial discrimination lawsuit after complaining they were fired for discrimination.
August 11, 2014
Barney's paid $525k in an instance of racial profiling, and change policies.
The goal is to ascertain whether this is a national problem. If so will make a separate website. Please contact us if you are a former retail employee able to confirm profiling, or a customer who was profiled by any retail establishment. We have helped effect changes quickly before - and are willing to do so again.