In all the flurry last week about the health care reform alliance between Wal-Mart and labor, a little item slipped by:
Wal-Mart settles ID racial harassment lawsuit
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS --
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit stemming from a complaint by an Idaho employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday.
Travis Woods, a night maintenance supervisor at a Lewiston, Idaho, store, endured two years of racial harassment in the form of epithets and graffiti and was then fired after he complained, according to the lawsuit filed against the company by the EEOC in U.S. District Court in Idaho.
Woods, who is black, had worked for the company for seven years.
Wal-Mart agreed to pay Woods $125,000. The EEOC said the company also agreed to train managers, supervisors and employees about prohibited racial harassment, and voluntarily provide information to the federal agency about its handling of discrimination and harassment complaints for a period of two years.
Not to mention the U.S. Appeals Court ruling last week that cleared the way for the massive sex discrimination case involving up to two million women who worked for the Beast.