Tenet paid out $127.2M in wage disputes since 2000

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare paid out $127.2 million since 2000 to settle lawsuits alleging inadequate worker compensation, according to a report from Good Jobs First, an organization that tracks legal violations at large companies.

Good Jobs First evaluated 1,283 collective action lawsuits resolved since 2000. The report identified 450 U.S. companies that each paid out at least $1 million in wage theft settlements.

Walmart topped the list with $1.1 billion in settlements and fines related to wage disputes since 2000. Tenet was the only hospital operator on the list, but other healthcare organizations, including CVS, Rite Aid and Novartis, were included.

Tenet cited issues with the data in the report. The company told The Dallas Morning News one of the three cases listed under its name is related to an incident that occurred prior to Tenet taking ownership. A second case listed under Tenet's name was settled 10 years ago and relates to a pay practice the company has since eliminated, Tenet told The Dallas Morning News.

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