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Latino Daily News

Tuesday May 3, 2011

Sam’s Club of Walmart Finds Out Hispanic Hate Can be Costly

Sam’s Club of Walmart Finds  Out Hispanic Hate Can be Costly

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Hispanic hate never pays let alone when you are one of the country’s largest employers.  The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has leveled a $440,000 against Sam’s Club of Walmart for allowing Hispanic employees to be racially targeted and harassed.

Several Mexican-American employees of the Sam’s Club of Fresno, California went to management to complain about daily verbal insults that consisted of being called “fuckin wetback” and threats to call immigration.  All the Latino employees that were complaining have legal status to be in the country.

After filing the complaints the Latino employees suffered more indignities and harassment that included being screamed at for their inability to speak proper English. 

The EEOC has mandated that Sam’s Club, in addition to paying the fine, review their work policies and discrimination complaint procedures.