Macy’s To Pay $650K To Settle Security Profiling Probe
August 20, 2014
In a case similar to the recent Barneys settlement, Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to resolve an investigation into allegations its security targeted minority customers. New York’s Office of the Attorney General began investigating Macy’s after receiving several complaints about the department chain’s flagship store in Midtown Manhattan. The investigation showed that store security detained minority shoppers at significantly higher rates than white shoppers. Macy’s has also agreed to adopt anti-profiling policies, improve training and designate a compliance expert to report to the attorney general’s office for the next three years.
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