London, Mar 14 (ANI): A senior manager at Prada in Japan, who had alleged that the company had asked her to get rid of "old, fat and ugly" staff, has lost her case of unfair dismissal in the court.
Rina Bovrisse, a senior retail manager, had charged the Italian fashion designers after she was placed on involuntary leave last November.
Bovrisse had claimed she was asked to "eliminate" around 15 managerial staff who were categorized as "old, fat, ugly, disgusting or not having the Prada look."
She had even accused the chief executive of demanding her to change her hairstyle and lose weight in order to remain in the company.
However, Prada issued a statement saying the Japanese court has found dismissal of Bovrisse perfectly legal.
"Prada would like to inform that the Japanese Court has turned down all the allegations of the employee and has confirmed that the dismissal of Ms. Rina Bovrisse was perfectly legal," the Telegraph quoted the company as stating.
Bovrisse, who oversaw 500 staff in 40 stores across Japan, had earlier told Japanese media: "My responsibility is to protect hard-working women and make sure their working environment is safe." (ANI)