Giorgio Armani Corporation Disputes Sexual Harassment Claims

A lawsuit has been filed against fashion icon Giorgio Armani. The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by former employee Kelle Azzopardi. Azzopardi alleges that she was fired in November 2012 for complaining to the company about the inappropriate behavior of Laura Giulini, her then-boss, the label’s former senior vice president for wholesale apparel. Azzopardi alleged that Giulini spent months harassing her, including one incident when her former boss summoned her to a private office and “proceeded to take off her pants and expose herself.” Azzopardi adds that she was forced to agree to Giulini’s report that her work was substandard because she was scared of losing her job. Full article.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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