Lululemon employees say former CEO created a 'culture of oppression' and favored designer he had a romantic relationship with

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Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin resigned suddenly earlier this month.

The company released a statement suggesting that Potdevin had engaged in poor conduct but did not confirm exactly what had happened.

New evidence provided by current and former employees suggests that Potdevin created a "toxic" working environment.

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