Alexander McQueen Faces Lawsuit

The discrimination lawsuits against department stores just keep coming. Next up on the list is Alexander McQueen.

Former employee Moselle Blanco, a 43-year-old Hispanic woman, filed a lawsuit last Wednesday claiming that her boss, Max Cantey, called her offensive names based on her race, according to the Huffington Post.

She said he used terms like “burrito face,” “Goya princess” and “taco smoke.” Blanco also asserted that Cantey falsely accused her of stealing and using cocaine while at work.

The alleged abuse even affected her performance at work, she claimed. In September of last year, the sales associate failed to call back a dress the store lent to Jessica Seinfeld, comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, and was fired.

Cantey himself has not commented on the allegations, but Alexander McQueen did send a statement to the Huffington Post.

“Alexander McQueen is committed to equality in the workplace, and we are proud of our diverse employee base. We take any allegations of this nature seriously and will always investigate them thoroughly, but we will not comment on individual cases.”

This is the third luxury store that has recently come under fire for racial discrimination. Barneys and Macy’s have both been slapped with lawsuits in the past month.