Naval Petty Officer alleged GJ Walmart denied her work due to upcoming Naval Reserve commitments

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Naval Petty Officer and Walmart got into a recent boxing match, but decided to retire to their respective corners, and work things out.

Petty officer Lindsey Hunger alleged the retailer violated her rights, when it failed to offer her employment at the Grand Junction Walmart store on Rimrock Ave.

She claims the reason the store didn’t hire her, was because of her upcoming Naval Reserve commitments.

Petty Officer Hunger says Walmart’s actions violated the Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights act of 1994.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office represented her in the lawsuit but the Department of Justice announced a resolution to the legal action late Tuesday.

As part of the settlement, Walmart has agreed to review its employment and internal hiring policies across the corporation. It has also agreed to revise the policies to include the following language:

Walmart prohibits discrimination against individuals, including applicants, based on their military service (including required military training obligations), or membership in the uniformed services.


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