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Ex-employee sues Versace for using a ‘secret code’ for black shoppers

CNN 12/27/2016

Christopher Sampiro has claimed in a lawsuit against Versace that he was fired because of his race after working for two weeks in a California outlet store.  Mr. Sampiro alleges in his suit that a manager instructed him to say “D410” to alert his co-workers that a black customer had entered the store. Mr. Sampiro then brought it to the manager’s attention that he is one-quarter African American and claims he was treated differently as a result of his disclosure.

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