Walmart is paying $10 million to resolve allegations of discriminatory hiring practices, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The settlement comes as a U.S. Department of Justice investigation is underway into allegations that employees at the retailer violated federal labor law.
Walmart said the settlement covers claims by employees at its Walmart Neighborhood Market, its American Express stores and its international stores.
Walmart also has settled lawsuits against the company for hiring women, and the company agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle an alleged sexual harassment lawsuit against former Walmart employees.
Walmart has been under fire since last summer after The Washington Post reported that the company paid $1.5 million in 2012 to settle sexual harassment allegations against some of its workers.
Walton told The Post it paid $2.5 billion in 2012, including $400 million in severance.
It also agreed to change its business practices to better accommodate women and people of color, the Post reported.
WalMart has said that its internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment were untrue and that the retailer did not violate federal labor laws.
The retailer said in its statement that it was cooperating with the investigation.