A new lawsuit against Apple and one of its senior retail store managers accuses Apple of racism and gender bias when it comes to promotions, reports “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com).

The case stems from the Apple retail store located at the St. Louis Galleria in St. Louis, Missouri. Plaintiff Barbara J. DuBose has accused Apple and the senior store manager, Robert Proffer, of race and gender discrimination and retaliation.

DuBose was a part-time employee who says she applied for full-time positions and was denied, even as other new hires were brought into the St. Louis store. She says that in late 2010, the store had more than 100 workers and only eight of them black, and two of those eight full-time workers, notes “AppleInsider.”

“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 the complaint, written in the first person.

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