By  on January 8, 2020

Walmart Inc. has settled a Justice Department suit involving a naval petty officer who claimed the retailer passed on hiring her because of her naval reserve obligations, the DOJ said Tuesday. 

It’s relatively uncommon for federal agencies to get involved on behalf of employees or applicants alleging discrimination, let alone the DOJ. The department’s civil rights division, which represented Naval Petty Officer Third Class Lindsey Hunger in the suit, generally focuses more on potential civil rights violations by state and local governments rather than discrimination allegations against private employers. 

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