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Wal-Mart Sued For Racism Discrimination

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In a federal complaint filed against Wal-Mart, Dr. Samantha Williams-Iwu, pharmacist, says she was the only black, female pharmacy manager in a district that served an underprivileged community, and that she “discovered that Pharmacy Board Procedures were not followed at all in this store, and that Wal-Mart was selling expired drugs to this predominantly minority, poor area. In fact, some of the drugs were two (2) or more years old expired.”

According to the lawsuit, when Williams protested selling the expired drugs, saying that doing so was “morally wrong and reprehensible”  her manager said that “Wal-Mart is here to make money and does not care so much about the neighborhood and people in it.” The manager also told her that her comments “won’t sit well with the corporate management and that you won’t go up in corporate hierarchy if you wanna play Mother Theresa.”

The lawsuit claims that soon after, William-Iwu felt they were trying to force her to quit by not giving her the equipment, employee and managerial support she required, and that this was done because of her race.

The lawsuit claims racial discrimination, harassment and employment and civil rights violations, and seeks punitive damages. disclaimer: This article: Wal-Mart Sued For Racism Discrimination was posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:31 pm at and is filed under Employment Lawsuits.

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