8 Reasons To Stop Shopping At Walmart

6. It’s bad for women

Walmart underpays its female employees — Courtesy Joe Raedle Getty Images
Walmart employee Darlin Cienfuegos rings up customer purchases at a Walmart. (Photo Courtesy: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In 2013, Walmart was shown to pay approximately $1.16 less per hour to its female employees than its male employees, despite the fact that women made up the majority of its workforce. And a number of lawsuits have been filed against Walmart on behalf of women who have been put in unsafe situations or fired while pregnant.

For example, in 2012, Walmart faced gender discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by nearly 2,000 current and former employees. And more recently, former employee Rebecca Wolfinger filed a suit against Walmart for being fired after being told to “choose between her career and her kids.”

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