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Racial discrimination suit filed against Neiman Marcus

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A racial discrimination lawsuit filed by an ex-employee against Neiman Marcus is now in arbitration.

Gerry Fisher was a staff accountant at Neiman's and had no idea the man he approached after a parking garage incident was also a manager at the Dallas-based luxury department store.

Fisher said he thought a vehicle had hit his car in a downtown Dallas parking garage and he parked his car to get out and look at his vehicle.

Fisher said the other man was cursing and the two confronted each other. Fisher alleges the other man , Scott Sorbet, used a racial slur. Sorbet reported what happened to human resources at Neiman Marcus.

Fisher was called in and gave Neiman's his version of events. Court documents say the company informed Fisher there's a zero tolerance policy for violence and his comments in the garage were perceived as threatening.

Sorbet, who is white, claimed he was intolerant to racism because he had done a research project on Harriet Tubman in grade school and she was his hero.

Fisher was fired by Neiman's and Sorbet was eventually promoted.

Neiman's told FOX4 that it was inappropriate for Fisher to get out of his car and his actions were unprofessional and aggressive.

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