Employees in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. who feel that they have faced workplace discrimination may be interested in the development of a recent lawsuit against L'Oreal. The plaintiff, a former vice president of digital marketing for the beauty supply company, is suing for racial discrimination that concluded with her being fired.
During her time with the company, the plaintiff allegedly had experiences with colleagues and superiors that led her to believe she was a victim of racial discrimination. For example, on a company trip to Europe, she had an encounter with another L'Oreal vice president that left her feeling threatened and disrespected because she was black. She submitted an internal complaint, and her boss promised to address the issue once he returned from vacation. However, instead of having her complaint addressed, the plaintiff was subsequently fired.
The former vice president claims that L'Oreal capitalized on her race to reach their black customer base while disrespecting her at the same time. The lawsuit states that Matrix and Biolage came up with projects and campaigns that would be considered offensive if a black woman was not associated with them.
The former vice president is suing L'Oreal for lost wages as well as compensatory and punitive damages. These damages are typical in workplace discrimination lawsuits. Because of what she faced, her attorney may be able to show that L'Oreal indeed created a toxic work environment. L'Oreal has investigated her claims, but they have failed to ask her for her side of the story.
Many Americans who have been affected by workplace discrimination have sought compensation for their damages. An attorney with experience in employee rights may be able to prove that an affected worker was exposed to a toxic work environment. This could lead to a settlement that offers just compensation.