The allegations of discrimination based on age, weight and beauty are mortifying but even worse, last fall the employee lost her battle when Tokyo District Court Judge Reiko Morioka ruled in favor of Prada, saying their alleged discrimination was "acceptable for a luxury fashion label" and that "a well-compensated female employee should be able to withstand a certain level of harassment."
Despite its victory, Prada countersued its former employee "for harming the firm’s image." The former employee plans to "pitch the $780,000 countersuit as discrimination against employees." A panel from the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women will hold a hearing on the case later this month. The hefty media coverage since the lawsuit's inception has ranged from sympathetic to skeptical, where do you fall?
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