Trucker Discrimination Lawsuit Settled by Wal-Mart


Recent reports have shown that the retail giant Wal-Mart has settled a lawsuit that was filed over trucker discrimination. The lawsuit that had been filed against Wal-Mart had claimed that the company was discriminating against African American people that were trying to seek work as truck drivers.
Officials from Wal-Mart have now confirmed that the lawsuit has been settled for seventeen and a half million dollars, although the company had originally denied the allegations that had been made in the class action lawsuit, which was brought in 2004 by a man from Mississippi.

Wal-Mart said that it had not discriminated “on the basis of race in recruitment and hiring for the position of over-the-road truck driver in Wal-Mart’s private fleet.” The recently announced settled is still awaiting court approval according to reports.

The original lawsuit had been filed against Wal-Mart distribution centres in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia, and was given class action status.


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