Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$6,800,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
December 17, 2001
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Secondary Offense: 
Americans with Disabilities Act
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that a $6.8 million consent decree with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores was signed, resolving a case alleging that a company pre-employment questionnaire violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Parties to the decree also agreed to settle 12 other ADA lawsuits filed against Wal-Mart in 11 states.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
Notes: 

Description field shows type of discrimination that EEOC had alleged.

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Parent company note: 
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