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Nike Hit With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Nike Inc.’s corporate culture continues to face legal scrutiny almost a year after CEO Mark Parker admitted to internal behavioral challenges at the brand.
Ahmer Inam, who worked as a senior director in data analytics at Nike, filed suit against the company on Tuesday alleging it racially discriminated against him, The Portland Business Journal reported.
In the suit, the third in a wave of recent litigation the firm has faced alleging discrimination, Inam alleges he was denied a promotion in favor of a white executive who had less experience. He further claimed a white co-worker with similar qualifications received a salary $75,000 higher than his, the Journal reported.
Among his other allegations, the former Nike executive — who joined the firm in 2016 — said the company subjected him to a “pattern of hostile and intimidating treatment, which differed markedly from the way [his former supervisor] treated the white members of her team.” Inam also claims a former supervisor criticized employees of color, didn’t value their work and “generally [treated] them like second-class citizens,” per the publication.
Inam, who is from India, further alleged that the treatment he experienced while at the brand caused him several physical and mental health issues, including “symptoms of

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