Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Suit: Wal-Mart fired woman who reported harassment

Reuters reports that a woman is suing Wal-Mart, saying that she was fired because she complained of sexual harassment by a fellow employee:

April Brown said a co-worker subjected her to "sexually offensive comments on a regular, daily basis" and touched her inappropriately during her overnight shift as a stocker at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, according to papers filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and Brown's attorney, David Arendall.


The lawsuit filed in Alabama also claims that Brown's co-worker asked "whether she wore granny panties or a thong," and told her "about the size of his penis and how he would make her 'baa like a goat."'