L'Oreal Cleared of Discrimination Charges
French court Tribunal de Grande Instance has cleared L'Oreal's brand
Garnier of accusations of racial discrimination in its hiring practices.
Garnier manager at the time of the alleged offenses, Laurent Dubois, has also been exonerated.
Garnier managers were allegedly seeking to exclude applicants of
Arab, Asian or African background from a supermarket sales promotion of
their new haircare products.
The brand, together with French recruitment agency Adecco were
brought to court on May 18 over alleged racial discrimination practices
in the recruitment policies for a promotional campaign for L'Oreal's
Paris court dismissed the charges, citing a lack of evidence in the complaint by anti-racism group SOS Racisme.
L'Oreal, which was recently named one of the most profitable French
brands, said it had been confident of winning, REUTERS (UK) reports.