NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton says a coalition of major retailers has agreed to create a customer ‘‘bill of rights’’ that will be posted in stores to help prevent racial profiling.
Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.
He says the bill of rights will be posted in stores and on retailers’ websites this week.
The agreement prohibits profiling and unreasonable searches. It states that workers who violate their employers’ prohibition on profiling will be disciplined and could be fired. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.