OSHA's Wal-Mart Investigation [BusinessWeek]
- The Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into a whistleblower complaint against Wal-Mart Stores (WMT). OSHA sent a letter to Chalace Epley Lowry, the employee involved, saying the agency is "notifying the party named in the complaint about the filing of the complaint" and "conducting an investigation into your allegations," according to a copy of the letter reviewed by BusinessWeek.
- Wal-Mart ad executive drops lawsuit [Associated Press via BusinessWeek]
A former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ad executive says she won't refile a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the company. She also acknowledged that allegations of ethical breaches she made in her original suit, which was dismissed, contained inaccuracies.
- Wal-Mart, former exec call truce [CNN Money]
Fired ex-Wal-Mart marketing executive Julie Roehm and Wal-Mart have called a truce and dropped lawsuits against each other.
- Statements of Roehm, Jacobs In Wal-Mart Employment Case [Wall Street Journal]
A spokesman for Julie Roehm issued the following statement today: In August, a Michigan judge dismissed Julie Roehm's lawsuit against Wal-Mart, honoring a provision in Ms. Roehm's contract that requires any lawsuit to be filed in Arkansas.
- Ex-Executive of Wal-Mart Drops Suit on Severance [Associated Press via New York Times]
"I just decided not to pursue it," the executive, Julie Roehm, said yesterday by telephone. She would not elaborate beyond a prepared statement that her lawsuit had gone beyond her effort to recover $1.5 million in severance pay.
- Battle Between Wal-Mart, Roehm Is Over [Advertising Age]
Nearly a year after it began, the fierce legal and public realtions battle between Wal-Mart and Julie Roehm appears to be at an end, with the embattled former marketing executive coming out of it having gained nothing.