It appears that Wal-Mart is setting a new standard for "stupid PR and HR decisions" by this; after a worker of theirs was rendered permanently mentally and physically disabled in a traffic accident and won a sum of money intended for her long term care, Wal-Mart sued for more than the former worker received in the settlement to recover medical care costs.
Thankfully, a court reminded them that they could, legally speaking, only recover the remainder of the trust fund, but it's really sad to see people thinking that just because "it's legal," that it's somehow moral or ethical to deprive people who cannot support themselves of the resources they have. I'm holding out hope that state bar associations and pastors censure those involved here; the Scripture does, after all, say some pointed things about prosperous people abusing the poor in court!
It's also incredibly poor business; Wal-Mart has more or less just told their workers that they will sue them into the poorhouse if they can find a suitable legal excuse. Given that Wal-Mart has 1.9 million employees, I figure that it took about ten seconds or less for this to actually cost them money.
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