Woman sues Prada Japan for firing her after she reported inappropriate remarks

A former division manager at Prada Japan has filed a lawsuit against the company for firing her after she reported inappropriate remarks by a superior, it has been learned.

The 36-year-old former manager with the Italian fashion house’s Tokyo office filed a suit against Prada Japan with the Tokyo District Court, seeking the reversal of her dismissal and the payment of damages.

According to her lawyer, the woman reported to the company’s head office in Milan, Italy, that she was told by her superior to lose weight in September of last year. After she did this, the Tokyo office proceeded to notify the woman that she would be dismissed the next month, and she was ordered to stay at home and await instructions during the workday, rather than come to work.

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