Edcon killed my career, now they must pay: ex-employee

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Edcon killed my career, now they must pay: ex-employee

A former divisional manager is taking the clothing giant to court in a multimillion-rand civil claim

Shain Germaner

A single e-mail ruined her career. This is according to now self-employed entrepreneur Judy Shifren, who is suing clothing giant Edcon over what she claims was an attempt to sabotage her career.

But the company has described her as a “disgruntled employee” who left on bad terms.

In Shifren’s founding papers in a multimillion-rand civil claim against the company, she explained how she began working for Edcon – known mainly for its subsidiary department stores, Edgars – as a divisional sourcing manager of footwear in 2013...

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