AN employment tribunal brought by a former perfume counter manager at a North-East department store has been settled out of court, The Northern Echo understands.
Alex Skye, who worked at Binns, in Darlington, over the Christmas period last year, claimed he was dismissed from his job amid subconscious racial and gender discrimination.
The 34-year-old was employed by Fragrance Expert, which operates the perfume concession at the store, not Binns’ parent company House of Fraser.
Mr Skye, whose parents were from the Asian sub-continent, was dismissed during his probationary period.
He claimed he was treated less favourably by his employers than if he had been a white woman, which he described as fitting the stereotype of the typical perfume department manager.
The terms of the settlement remain confidential, but a spokeswoman for HM Courts and Tribunals Service confirmed that the case was no longer proceeding.