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Reuters reports that Walmart has been ordered "by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions."

The pharmacist, Maureen McPadden, says she was fired because she raised concerns about customers getting the wrong prescriptions because of inadequate staff training though the store said she was fired because she lost a key to the pharmacy. McPadden said that a male pharmacist lost a key but was not disciplined in this way.

Walmart says it will ask the trial judge to either throw out the jury award or reduce the damages.
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