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6/10/2005

Wal-Mart ordered to pay $188,000 in job dispute

Source: SF Chronicle

A state civil rights agency says Wal-Mart must pay at least $188,000 for refusing to reinstate a manager at its Antioch store after pregnancy leave.

In a ruling made public Thursday, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission said the retail giant "willfully and consciously disregarded its obligations as a California employer.'' The company's claim that a supervising manager simply misunderstood the state law was not credible, the commission said, because Wal-Mart had been found liable for violating the same law in a 1998 case. (MORE >>>)

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