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Ex-Apple employee Shaune Patterson has alleged the Mac maker discriminated against her because of her race, her size and her sexual orientation.

In a complaint filed with the US District Court of Northern California some time ago but amended on 16 May, Patterson claims Apple suspended her for a month and then fired her after she complained that white-skinned colleagues received bigger wage packets than she did even though they were in less elevated positions.

The hat-trick of discrimination Patterson alleges Apple inflicted upon her centres on claims of racial prejudice which, she maintains, was the reason behind the different salaries and her subsequent termination.

To that she adds the claim that an Apple manager wrote a memo describing her as a "rather obese-sized black lesbian".

Patterson's legal representation comes from Waukeen McCoy, a firm that took part in one of the US' biggest racial discrimination complaints, Carroll vs Interstate Brands Corp., according to a ThinkSecret report. That case led to a $133m payout to the plaintiffs. ®

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