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Walmart Must Face Gay Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit (1)

July 28, 2021, 3:59 PM; Updated: July 28, 2021, 7:58 PM

Walmart Inc. failed to shake off a former employee’s allegations that his supervisor disparaged him for being gay and ultimately fired him for complaining of discrimination, after the Middle District of Florida found the complaint provides sufficient notice of claims.

Jose Pagan’s complaint identifies the supervisor who allegedly discriminated and retaliated against him, the subject matter of the discrimination, the protected and retaliatory conduct, and the time period of the discrimination and retaliation, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida said Tuesday.

The court therefore rejected Walmart’s argument that the complaint is an impermissible “shotgun pleading” that ...

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