Wal-Mart Unethical Business Practices - Wal-Mart, the big giant, the place where a lot of people usually do their shopping for the low prices and the variety of products were founded by Sam Walton. Walton was an entrepreneur with an innovative vision started his own company and made it into the leader in discount retailing that it is today. In fact, Wal-Mart is considered to be the biggest company in the U.S. and it has stores worldwide. According to PBS, “Wal-Mart employs more people than any other company in the United States outside of the Federal government, yet the majority of its employees with children live below the poverty line.”(www.pbs.org) In addition, Wal-Mart likes to portray itself as a seller of U.S. manufactured goods but in reality the company has products on its shelves made in foreign countries and at questionable workshops. It would seem that Wal-Mart encourages “made in the USA” but it really encourages products made outside the USA. As a result, Wal-Mart has forced many manufacturers out of business. As a matter of fact, this big giant is facing a significant amount of controversy for unethical business practices. In fact, some of these unethical business practices include the following.
Unfair Business Ethics for the Employees of Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart is a superstore that has facilities all over the world. Wal-Mart is known as the friendly neighbor superstore. But until recently Wal-Mart has found it’s self not so friendly and is battling in unfair labor practices.
An employee working for the Wal-Mart in New York has accused the world’s top retailer of unfair labor practices. The suit, which seeks class action status, was filed in a New York state court on behalf of about 20,000 current and past employees of 83 New York Wal-Mart and Sam Club stores.
The complaint comes that Wal-Mart practices underpaying employees, but making them work even when they are clocked off. One of the employees says that she had to stay after work to