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Sephora Faces Class Action From Asian-American Customers Who Claimed Discrimination

November 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora USA Inc. is facing a possible class action in New York after the company blocked the online accounts of customers with Asian names. Filed by four American women of Chinese descent, the case arose from the retailer's November 6, 2014, promo sale that caused its website to crash. Sephora said the crash was due to many bulk shoppers who were planning to resell the on-sale items for a profit.
Daniel Wiessner, "Sephora discriminated against Asian customers, lawsuit claims", Reuters, November 19, 2014, © Thomson Reuters
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