Wal-Mart Agrees To Pay Veteran In Employment Suit

Law360 (May 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay a former U.S. airman $12,000 in back wages to settle charges that the company failed to give him his civilian job back after he returned from military service.

The U.S. Department of Justice and Wal-Mart agreed to the settlement terms in a consent decree filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Arkansas-based retail giant also agreed not to take any discriminatory action against anyone who participated in the government's investigation.

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