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Walmart pays $4.4 million dollars to customer they racially profiled

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  • Samantha Parish 

One man will receive a total of $4.4 million dollars from Walmart after he was harassed and racially profiled.

Walmart store where a Black man was racially profiled and won a lawsuit of $4.4 million dollars.

Michael Magnum, a 59-year-old man from Oregon shopped at the Walmart in Wood Village back in 2020.

He ended up being harassed by an employee named Joe Williams, on March 26, 2020.

What happened when Mr. Magnum was harassed by a Walmart employee?

According to The Sun, Magnum stated he had done nothing wrong before Williams demanded he leave the store.

Williams called police stating he had a customer refusing to leave and that Magnum was sharing at him and started “flipping out” on him.

Police did not take action because the employee’s story kept changing.

In addition to the previous claims, he added that Magnum threatened to “smash him in the face.”

Why the retailer ended up losing the lawsuit and paying millions

Evidently, Williams had done this to customers prior to Magnum.

Walmart failed to retrain him after the past incidents.

Police complained he could not be trusted and he had provided false information in the past.

Walmart did not supervise Williams to make sure things like this did not happen again.

Luckily, there was a couple who witnessed the exchange and defend Magnum.

Williams was fired in July of 2020 after he mishandled $35 pf property.

According to NPR, two Black men had returned a TV to Walmart and were accused of shoplifting.

The men are askingfor a jury trial and compensation now.

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