As many Texas readers may know, Wal-Mart is the country's largest private employer, and it hires thousands of people to keep its stores in operation. The company is also consistently in the headlines for being accused of breaking various state and federal statutes. A group of employees from another state have recently brought a workplace discrimination claim against the retailer in a federal court.
The six workers all claim that they were long-time employees who were fired unjustly. One of the plaintiffs was with the company for 28 years when he was let go. The 62-year-old man claims that he had missed work on three occasions, which the company had apparently said was reason enough to terminate him. He claims that other workers who were not black and younger were able to get away with missing more work than he had and were able to retain their jobs. The plaintiff stated that one of the employees had missed work without reason 19 times, and on 11 of those occasions, she did not call to let anyone know she was not coming in to work.