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Makeup artist alleges Saks and Co. unfairly accused her theft, terminated her because of ethnicity

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019


HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was terminated from her job from a department store partly because of her ethnicity.

Samira Zaheer filed a complaint on May 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Saks and Co. LLC alleging discrimination.

The suit states the plaintiff was hired as a makeup artist and sales associate for the defendant on June 6, 2014. The suit states that on April 5, 2018, the plaintiff was called by the security asset protection manager who proceeded to question the plaintiff about her actions as a sales assistant. She alleges she was accused of stealing merchandise and giving it to others at no cost.

The plaintiff alleges she was terminated on April 10, 2018, without an investigation. She alleges her termination was driven in part by her ethnicity and/or national origin.

The plaintiff is seeking trial by jury, actual damages, compensatory damages, interest, attorneys' fees and court costs and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by H. Julian Frachtman in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-01942

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