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Macy's customer files class action lawsuit alleging racial profiling at Macy's 34th Street location
A Macy's customer that was accused of attempting to "exit the store from the 2nd floor" without paying for merchandise he was carrying has filed a motion to amend his existing lawsuit to a class action lawsuit
By: Imbesi Christensen
Constant Ouedraogo originally filed his individual complaint in May of 2013, alleging Macy's wrongfully accused him of stealing merchandise from the company's 34th Street store because he was black.
The original lawsuit alleges that employees of Macy's accused him of attempting to exit the store before paying for merchandise, even though he was on the second floor. The original complaint alleges that Mr. Ouedraogo was physically prevented from entering the escalator by Macy’s employees while he was on the second floor and then was forced to walk down several flights of stairs and placed in a locked holding cell for over four (4) hours.
According to documents filed with the amended class action complaint, Mr. Ouedraogo decided to amend the original lawsuit to a class action after learning about customers with similar experiences. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Mr. Ouedraogo and all other black customers wrongfully profiled by Macy's.
The class action lawsuit (Constant Ouedraogo, et al. v. Macy's, Inc., Index # 21952/2013E)
Information requests regarding the lawsuit should be made to:
450 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10123
Page Updated Last on: Nov 04, 2013