NEW YORK — A New York man’s claim that he was discriminated against by the popular department store chain Walmart has been dismissed in federal district court.
In a Monday court filing, the attorney for the man said that Walmart’s decision to fire him for selling Walmart products on the company’s website was a violation of his constitutional rights.
The man, who goes by the name of Scott, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in September, according to court documents.
Scott had bought two Walmart shirts and one pair of jeans on July 1, according a court document.
He bought them for $20 and $30.
The shirt was a blue shirt with a blue stripe on the front, a white logo and an “X” across the chest.
The jeans were a dark grey denim and a red band around the ankle.
Scott told CBS News that Walmart was discriminating against him because of his race.
He said Walmart officials told him that the shirt had a white stripe on it and the jeans were dark grey, but that Walmart officials said that Scott had sold Walmart products online and on the Walmart website.
Scott’s lawsuit was based on a lawsuit filed in August by another man named Robert T. Wooten, who said he was fired for buying a Walmart shirt and jeans online and at Walmart stores.
Walmart responded to Scott’s complaint in September.
A Walmart spokesman said Walmart has no comment on pending litigation.