USA: 6 ex-employees sue Walmart over alleged age & race discrimination; company denies allegations

Author: Theresa Schmidt, KPLC (USA), Published on: 14 August 2015

"Six former employees sue Walmart for race and age discrimination", 12 Aug 2015

Six former employees of the Walmart Store on Gerstner Memorial Highway in Lake Charles are suing in U.S. District Court. They are accusing the store management if race and age discrimination…All six employees worked at the store in Lake Charles for many years.  They were let go at various times over the last year or so and given various reasons...[R]easons the employees say were to cover up age and race discrimination.  But the former employees say often younger, white employees took their place…Walmart's spokesperson…provided the following statement. "We strongly disagree with the allegations raised in the complaint. Each of the plaintiffs was terminated for legitimate business reasons and we stand by that. We intend to defend the company against these claims,"…

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Related companies: Walmart