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Wal-Mart has been forced to defend itself against several lawsuits that were filed against them. In the case; Cynthia Haddad vs. Wal-Mart stores, Inc. Wal-Mart was found liable for unequal compensation and wrongful termination of employment based on gender. (This was just one of several lawsuits filed against Wal-Mart for discrimination). On December 23, 2008, Wal-Mart settled 63 wage and hour action lawsuits that Wal-Mart has been defending against for several years. Wal-Mart has also been accused of strong-arming manufactures in an effort to sell products lower then the competition.

In the case of Cynthia Haddad vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Cynthia was terminated by Wal-Mart for two fraudulent prescriptions that were written when she was on duty. On the surface, this appears to be grounds for dismissal, however there are many circumstances surrounding these events.

In 2009 Haddad was confronted by three managers that questioned her about the fraudulent prescriptions. She stated that she knew nothing about the incident and it could have happened when she left her workstation briefly to buy a soda. This resulted in leaving the technician Baron alone at the pharmacy counter. (Baron later admitted to being the one falsifying the prescription and was terminated) Haddad was fired that same day. It was stated that Haddad was fired from Wal-Mart because she left the pharmacy without securing the area.

This appeared to be a clear-cut case of an employee failing to follow proper protocol, however once all the other factors came out the circumstances changed. The events leading up to Haddad termination are:

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