LAWFUEL – A former Wal-Mart employee fired over an alleged conflict of interest has accused the boss of the world’s largest retailer of also accepting favours, the BBC reports.
Julie Roehm lost her job as a marketing specialist amid claims that she took gifts from an ad agency that later won a contract, and misused company funds.
Ms Roehm claims that Wal-Mart boss Lee Scott has himself accepted gifts, and taken discounts on boats and diamonds. Wal-Mart said it disputed the claims and called Ms Roehm’s case “weak”.
Ms Roehm was fired from Wal-Mart in December, and has sued the company claiming breach of contract.
Wal-Mart then counter-sued, alleging that she accepted gifts from DraftFCB, an advertising agency she later hired. Ms Roehm was also accused of misusing a company travel fund to finance trips with a subordinate with whom she had become romantically involved.