Versace Sued By Former Employee Who Says Stores Use Secret Code for Black Shoppers
A former Versace employee says that store managers secretly alerts staffers when an African-American person enters the store — and now he’s suing them.
The man worked in a Bay Area store, and in a lawsuit says a manager told him about a store code called “D410,” which was used to casually let co-workers know a black person was present — as in, we got a D410 in menswear.
BTW … that’s the code for all black shirts in Versace stores … according to the suit.
The employee says he shocked the manager by responding, “You know that I’m African-American?”
He says after that revelation they refused to give him rest breaks, and fired him after just 2 weeks. In the suit, he says he was told he was canned because he hadn’t “lived the luxury life.”
Translation: you got no swag, son.
He’s suing for unpaid wages and damages. Versace denied the allegations, and has already filed a request for dismissal of the suit.
Do you believe his allegations?