Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming the company discriminated against African-Americans in recruiting and hiring truck drivers. The lawsuit, filed in 2004 alleging that Wal-Mart rejected or deterred individuals from applying based on race, was given class-action status in May 2007. While Wal-Mart attempted to dismiss the case, the court denied their motion.

Based on the allegations of racial discrimination, Wal-Mart plans to implement improvements in the transportation division’s recruitment, selection and personnel systems and agreed to provide priority placement for 23 black applicants who had provided claim forms.

Liberty Law Office represents employees in racial discrimination suits. If you or someone you know believes they have been discriminated against due to their race, please contact us.

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