Tiffany group director’s bias lawsuit gets settled

Michael McClure’s lawsuit, charging that the jeweler shut blacks out of top positions, was dismissed after he and the company reached an agreement.




Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:17 AM


A lawsuit accusing Tiffany & Co. of discriminating against blacks by shutting them out of top positions has been settled.

The suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court by Michael McClure, a group director with Tiffany, was dismissed after he and the company reached an agreement, according court papers filed on Thursday.

Neither attorneys for McClure or Tiffany responded to phone messages and emails requesting comment.

McClure, 45, filed suit in May, charging that the luxury goods company was biased against blacks and that his job was in danger because of his color.


At the time of the suit, McClure of Texas claimed that of the 200 managers who represented Tiffany in public, he was the only African-American.


Tiffany initially called the allegations in the suit “completely without merit.”


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