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After our experiment, we were surprised at the amount of discrimination that was indeed prevalent in the stores at the Briarwood mall. We decided to research these stores’ histories to see if any instances of discrimination had been previously reported. When we searched under Abercrombie & Fitch we were surprised to see that there is an entire website devoted to the discriminatory practices occurring at Abercrombie & Fitch stores across the nation. www.AFjustice.com is run by a national law firm and is primarily concerned with discrimination against employees and job applicants. Though this differs from the type of discrimination we tested, it’s noteworthy that Abercrombie has had issues with discrimination in the past. Similarly, employee discrimination was found at Kay Jewelers. Female employees sued the company for systematic underpayment and lack of promotions given to female workers in comparison to their male counterparts. Though both of our test subjects in Kay were female, it is unlikely that this discrimination would pass on to
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course COMM 211 taught by Professor Traubaut during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Spring '08