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Wal-Mart faces employment discrimination lawsuit

Discrimination in various forms remains prevalent in California, despite the fact that civil rights laws have been on the books for many years. Subjecting workers to employment discrimination is inexcusable. Unfortunately, employees of large corporations are sometimes exposed to hostile work environments, and taking action may seem an unattainable quest.

Wal-Mart is currently facing a federal lawsuit that was filed by six employees who allege civil rights violations were committed by their employer. The court documents indicate that the group of employees claim to have been subjected to discrimination for years. The alleged discrimination took place from 1997 through 2015.

According to the complaint, the employment of each of the six plaintiffs was terminated for false reasons. The reasons included document falsification, attendance violations and more. The plaintiffs contend that the store manager failed to discipline Caucasian and younger employees for similar issues. They seek recovery of lost income, benefits, emotional stress and mental anguish, along with the loss of life enjoyment.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs seek reinstatement and damage recovery -- both actual and punitive -- and accuse the defendant of violating their federal rights. They seek recovery of past and future lost income, and court and other legal expenses. California workers who are the victims of employment discrimination -- regardless of the size of the company -- may find comfort in knowing that they need not address the issue without help. Experienced attorneys who focus on protecting the rights of employees are available to provide support and guidance every step of the way.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Half-dozen minority Wal-Mart workers allege discriminatory employment practices", Carol Ostrow, July 6, 2015

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