The Penn Record Jun. 17, 2016, 4:24pm


PHILADELPHIA — A sales associate has filed a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores East LP, a retail store chain, citing alleged retaliation, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Annemarie Anderson of Rising Sun, Maryland, filed a complaint on May 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Wal-mart Stores East LP alleging that the retail store chain violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was discriminated against and sexually harassed by her supervisor. She has suffered and continues to suffer mental anguish and severe emotional distress and financial losses as a direct and proximate result of defendant's actions and inactions, she claims. The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores East LP responsible because the defendant allegedly engaged in unlawful employment practices, subjected her to discrimination and harassment on the basis of her sex, retaliated against her for filing a complaint and terminated her on March 11, 2015.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, an order for her reinstatement or front pay, compensation for back wages and benefits, punitive damages, pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses, attorneys’ fees, interest and costs and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by James A. Bell, IV and Christopher A. Macey, Jr. of Bell & Bell LLP in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02462

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