After working for the Longview Wal-Mart for almost 10 years, a woman was allegedly wrongfully terminated after making complaints of sex discrimination. The woman says her manager mistreated her for a while leading up to her dismissal as well.
Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wal-MartThe plaintiff had worked for nearly 10 years at the Longview Wal-Mart, the last five years were spent in the automotive repair shop. She had not had any disciplinary action taken against her, nor had she been accused of any wrongdoing.
The auto shop hired a new manager who allegedly said very early on to another department manager that “no woman was going to be working in the shop.” The plaintiff says that she brought up the comment to the Wal-Mart’s general manager and the assistant managers.
Shortly after, she was fired for supposed “gross misconduct.” This offense was supposedly in connection with a recent audit. When she filed for unemployment, however, she was shocked to learn that she had in fact been terminated for stealing, according to paperwork filed by her previous employer.
The plaintiff and her employment law attorney call the accusations of theft “completely fabricated.” Both are insistent that neither the audit nor the accusations of theft are the real reason she was fired. They say the blame for her wrongful termination should land squarely on the shoulders of the new manager.
In addition to the “no women allowed” attitude presented by the new manager, the plaintiff says she has witness accounts of the manager telling other employees that she was “too old” to be working in the shop, and that she should be home “tending to babies.”
This kind of workplace discrimination can severely damage the integrity of the American workforce, and should not be tolerated. The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury and monetary damages. Wal-Mart has made no official comment on the matter.
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