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Former employee accuses Walmart of racial discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 3, 2017

GRETNA – A former employee is suing Walmart, alleging discrimination due to her race.

Yvonne Lewis of Kenner filed a suit Oct. 25 against Walmart Stores Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court, alleging discrimination.

According to the claim, Lewis, a black woman, was an employee at a Walmart, 8912 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. The suit says Lewis was purchasing some items for herself while not working. The lawsuit states she presented her ID in order to get an employee's discount but was later informed that the cashier did not ring up all of the plaintiff's items. 

Lewis says she was called into a meeting Dec. 22, 2016, accused of mishandling funds and told she was not eligible for rehiring. The suit says Walmart applied discrimination and unfairly refused to renew Lewis' employment due to her race.

Lewis seeks all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. She is representing herself.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 777146.

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