Things That Walmart Has Been Sued For: Wage and Sex Discrimination, Lack of Bathroom Breaks, Overtime, Trampling
Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, on behalf of Walmart Free NYC, issued the following statement today upon receiving the news that Walmart is asking that a website for grassroots organizing against the job killing and small business closing mega-store be shut down:
“Since they’ve been sued so many times for wage and sex discrimination, lack of bathroom breaks, overtime and a trampling death I guess Walmart’s lawyers decided they wanted to file their own lawsuit for once.” said Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Instead of ignoring Council hearings and trying to shut down websites that only seek to expose the truth and the facts of how they do business, Walmart should be welcoming the opportunity to actually engage with New Yorkers rather than bombard them with ads and slick mailpieces.”
Yesterday, Walmart sent a letter to the company that issued the domain name alleging copyright infringement.
Wage/Sex Discrimination: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/06/business/main7122496.shtml
Bathroom Breaks: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/business/10walmart.html?_r=3&sq=walmart%20bathroom&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1296500801-T6VVS+LurMKw7l2fruIvfQ