The “Making Change at Walmart,” campaign is circulating this press release in response to Walmart denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay workers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 16, 2015
CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walmart Faces ANOTHER Discrimination Suit
Making Change At Walmart Calls for Retailer to Address Allegations Immediately
Washington, DC — “Making Change at Walmart,” the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, released the following statement in response to reports that Walmart is being sued over denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees.
“Walmart has said it supports the LGBT community but actions speak louder than words. And in this case, Walmart repeatedly treated a gay employee as a second class citizen by allegedly denying her the right to have her spouse added to her insurance. All Walmart workers, no matter their race, gender, age, or sexuality, deserve and expect respect, fairness, and equality in the workplace. Walmart must address these serious allegations immediately and explain to the American people how a company that professes to be for equal rights seems to face such disturbing accusations.”