The inevitable happens when you least expect it-as a corporation that employs millions, their bias and unfair treatment of its associates fail to go unnoticed. This new law suit that is under a pendency of class action against the Wal-Mart Corporation may become a staple of things that will plague and curse this company for many years. This law suit stems from hourly employees whom have been treated unfairly, and sometimes treated in a harsh way. This new law suit comes to no surprise to many associates whom are employed at Wal-Mart in the South Carolina region or to the individuals whom have left the company. Many of these allegations are without a doubt true and are without obstruction of Wal-Mart policies and procedures. There have been many noted cases of associates harassed while on their meal breaks and while taking their 15 minute break. Wal-Mart corporation image has become tarnished in so many transparent ways, the facts are yet to be founded as true in this case, and the true facts will play out in a court of law.
This Civil Class Action Suit is comprised of two parts, the unfair practice of having associates work off the clock without compensation. The second complaint filing contains any hourly associate that worked past their earned meal break.
Many hourly associates have been subjected to this practice, in Pennsylvania Wal-Mart hourly associates won a Class Action Civil Lawsuit in 2007. The associates were awarded over 60 million dollars in compensation, and there have been many other lesser cases filed against Wal-Mart in the past twelve years. This new Law Suit comes at a time where most outsiders would have speculated that Wal-Mart Corporation would have moved these obstacles once and for all. These are the barriers that stand in their way, and as associates grow weary of this type of treatment-many more Civil Suits will continue to become what Wal-Mart short-sightedness continue to battle.
Letters pertaining to this Class Action Suit were mailed out to every hourly associate throughout the state of South Carolina, and any hourly associate that would like to be excluded from this class-have until May 5, 2008.
There has not been a specific date set by the court for this Class Action Suit; all participants will be notified when pertinent changes occur.
The Wal-Mart Corporation is facing many very pressing and bothersome issues that are disrupting the core image of this retail giant. This Class Action Suit filed in the state of South Carolina against the Wal-Mart Corporation may be no surprise to the associates whom have been a part of the company for so many years. But without a doubt, it may come at a time where the practices of Wal-Mart policies may become a thing of the past.
Great companies are founded and respected by their ability to govern with fairness and civil common sense.