A Lawrence woman filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart in federal court Wednesday, alleging sexual harassment and discrimination at a Lawrence store.
According to the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court, the woman alleges she was sexually harassed by several co-workers at the store, 3323 Iowa, and management did not take disciplinary action when notified of numerous incidents.
The alleged incidents occurred in 2011, and the woman resigned from the store in 2012.
The woman also filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May. The commission has not issued a decision in the case, but because 180 days have passed since the complaint was filed, the commission issued "right to sue" notice, allowing the woman to file suit in federal court.
The Journal-World's attempts to reach a Wal-Mart representative have been unsuccessful.