• linkedin
  • Increase Font
  • Sharebar

    Walmart ordered to pay pharmacist $31 million for wrongful termination

    A federal jury in New Hampshire has ordered Walmart to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who said she was fired after complaining about safety conditions and because of her gender.

    Editor’s Choice: Why I filed a class-action lawsuit against Walmart

    Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove told Drug Topics that the company would seek post-trial relief in the form of either reducing the award or having the verdict set aside.

    “We respectfully disagree with the decision,” Hargrove said. “We do not tolerate any type of discrimination.”

    One issue is the $15 million awarded under Title 7, which Walmart contends was not supported by the facts and by law is capped at $300,000.

    Pharmacist Maureen McPadden was fired by Walmart in November 2012 after working for the retailer for more than 13 years. In her lawsuit, she claimed that the official reason given for her firing was that she lost a pharmacy key.

    McPadden contended she was fired from Walmart after she complained that customers at the Seabrook, New Hampshire store where she worked were getting improperly filled prescriptions because of inadequate staff training.

    Mark Lowery, Editor
    Mark Lowery an Editor for Drug Topics magazine.

    0 Comments

    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Registering is fast and free!

    All comments must follow the ModernMedicine Network community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated. ModernMedicine reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part,in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

    • No comments available
    Slideshows
    Small Doses: The Weekly News You Need to Know
    Small Doses: The Weekly News You ...

    Small doses is a weekly slideshow of the news you may have missed, made just for you and your busy lifestyle.