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From the outside looking in, many people have fallen in love with Wal-Mart due in large part to the company’s great selection and low prices. However, there are people who are not as excited about the way the retail giant does business.

According to a recent press release by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc., L.P. in Albuquerque will pay $87,500 to settle a retaliation lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed that Walmart Store #835 on Eubank in Northeast Albuquerque refused to hire a woman’s son and daughter for entry-level jobs because she previously filed a sex discrimination charge against the store.

The EEOC alleged that the woman was a victim of retaliation because her two children were being denied employment because of her previous complaints of discrimination. Although the lawsuit was filed in March 2007, it was not until this year that a resolution was finally handed down.

To go along with financial compensation, the store will be required to train managerial employees on retaliation and post a notice advising employees of their Title VII rights.

Wal-Mart may be one of the largest retailers in the world, but this doesn’t mean the company is above the law. This retaliation lawsuit goes a long way in showing what can happen if an employer does not obey the law.

Have you been a victim of retaliation? If so, contacting an employment law attorney is the first step in protecting your rights and receiving financial compensation.