Signet has appointed former federal judge Barbara S. Jones to review its policies and practices regarding equal opportunity and workplace expectations.
The company, which faces an ongoing arbitration class action for gender discrimination that has brought up instances of sexual harassment, first announced plans for the review on last month’s quarterly earnings’ conference call.
Judge Jones previously served a 16-year term in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was also chief assistant to former Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau.
“Judge Barbara Jones’ integrity is impeccable. She and her team have had a distinguished career in matters relating to workplace compliance issues,” said Helen McCluskey, Signet director and committee chair, in a statement. “Judge Jones will help us ensure our programs are functioning as intended and to identify areas where we can further improve.”