Another day, another lawsuit. Employees of Apple’s Upper West Side store in New York City have filed a suit for discrimination.
Plaintiffs Brian Johnston, 34, and Nile Charles, 25, have accused Apple of discrimination after an incident they claim occurred on Dec. 9, 2010, according to “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com). Both Johnston and Charles went to the store at 1981 Broadway when the incident allegedly began with an Apple employee, said to be white and in his 50s.
The lawsuit notes that Charles and Johnston, who are black, went to the Broadway Apple store wearing “baggy jeans and large sweaters with hoods” to purchase headphones. The plaintiffs say the Apple employee, told them they weren’t welcome at the store because of their race, notes “AppleInsider.”
The lawsuit was filed earlier this year in February in New York Supreme Court. The filing came to light this month after the case was moved to U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.