Walmart agrees to settlement in same-sex discrimination lawsuit

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a same-sex discrimination lawsuit.

The class-action suit alleged that Walmart denied same-sex spousal health benefits for employee’s partners between 2011 and 2013.

Walmart didn’t begin offering those benefits until 2014 when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

Walmart predicts a few thousand people will be eligible to receive some of the settlement.

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