5th Circ. Backs Wal-Mart Worker's Firing Over Facebook Post

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reinstate an age and national origin discrimination lawsuit lodged against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. by a former Sam's Club employee who was fired over a Facebook comment that violated the company's social media policy.

In an unpublished opinion, the appeals court upheld a Texas federal court's decision to grant summary judgment to Wal-Mart — Sam's Club's parent company — on former manager Virginia Rodriquez's bias and retaliation claims. According to the appeals court, Rodriquez failed to prove that Wal-Mart's legitimate...
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