Wal-Mart Sued Over Racial Profiling Charges

By Erin Marie Daly (April 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Just as a class of workers accused the retail giant of wage tampering, two white Wal-Mart theft prevention employees filed a race discrimination suit Friday after their supervisor allegedly accused them of racial profiling for detaining too many black customers for shoplifting.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, was filed by Lee Harrison Jr. and Jamie Self, former employees at Wal-Mart's Parkway East location in Birmingham, Ala. Harrison, Self, and their co-worker Joshua Smith worked in the loss prevention department and were responsible for spotting and detaining shoplifters as well as looking for...

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