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  • Wal-Mart agreed to pay $220,000 to settle a complaint that it discriminated against a job applicant that was pregnant. The complaint had been brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after a woman complained that in 1991, a Wal-Mart store manager refused to rehire her because she was pregnant.

    As part of the settlement, Wal-Mart also agreed to train its employees concerning the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which makes it illegal to refuse to hire a woman because she is pregnant.

  • Nash Finch has been hit with a class action suit on behalf of the company’s shareholders, alleging that it had issued “false and misleading statements concerning its business and financial condition.”

    The suit is one of several pending against the company, all in the same vein.

KC's View:
Regarding Wal-Mart… Y’think the managers who were going against company policy by requiring unpaid overtime work by employees are the same ones who wouldn’t hire back the pregnant woman? Just curious…