Saturday, August 25, 2007

Julie Roehm's Wal Mart Suit Dismissed

Who's sorry now?

That might be Julie Roehm, fired from WalMart last year over an affair with a coworker...Get a new lawyer, Julie. Remember these "secret" emails earlier this year?

According to the document, Roehm responded: "I miss you ridiculously ... I hate not being able to call you or write you. I think about us together all of the time. Little moments like watching your face when you kiss me. I loved your voicemail last night and love the idea of memory and kept thinking/wishing that it would have been you and I there last night. So, there's a little head action for you."

Well, she's lost round 1 against WalMart:
DETROIT A Michigan judge has sided with Wal-Mart and dismissed a lawsuit by ex-marketing executive Julie Roehm over her firing....Dismissed last December as svp, marketing communications, Roehm initially filed suit in January. In a case summary filed in April, Roehm said she might also add a claim of unlawful discrimination "based upon newly discovered evidence and the recent filing by [the] defendant."

Wal-Mart countered in March, alleging Roehm had breached her fiduciary duty to the company, and providing e-mails in an effort to prove that Roehm and former company exec Sean Womack had a romantic relationship, which is against company policy for managers and subordinates. (Womack was also dismissed in December 2006.)

The Bentonville, Ark., company also claimed Roehm and Womack had accepted gifts from potential vendors and that Womack had sought a job with Interpublic Group's DraftFCB, the eventual winner, while the review was ongoing.

Roehm later issued a statement that she was the victim of a "smear campaign" being conducted by the retailer.