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Walmart Biased Against Lesbians


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found Walmart guilty of discriminating against one of their lesbian employees. The company has been ordered to help an employee with her wife’s medical bills that now total more than $100,000. This is yet another occasion where the largest employer in the country has been found by a Federal court or state agency to have violated employee’s rights.

The basis of the decision was that Walmart denied an employee of their civil rights. It is against Federal law to treat an employee differently based on their sex. Employee rights attorneys in New York and throughout the US anticipate that this case will set a lasting precedent for people involved in same-sex relationships. Corporations have not kept pace with the changing laws and rights in our society. Now, the courts are making these companies catch up and do the right thing for their employees.

This decision goes back to health issues that arose several years ago. Unfortunately, too many civil rights victims like these assume they cannot recover for past discriminations. They take no action to speak with an experienced New York employee rights attorney and wind up having to bear the cost themselves. Statutes of limitations vary depending on the type of violation that occurred. In this case, the plaintiff was able to recover for a civil rights violation that Walmart committed more than three years in the past.

Corporations like Walmart continue to engage in business practices that take advantage of employees because too few employees take a stand. Unfortunately, employers  will continue to violate employee rights until enough wronged employees make it no longer profitable for them to do so. As a general rule of thumb, if you feel like your civil rights have been violated by your employer, there is a good chance that they have been. To find out for certain, and to learn about your rights as a victim, speak with an experienced NYC employee rights attorney as soon as possible after the incident.

At Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, PLLC, our New York employee rights attorneys are not afraid to take on the tough cases against large corporations like WalMart. We offer flexible scheduling and free consultations and work with victims in New York State and throughout the US. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 212-545-1199 or contact us online.




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