NJ Woman Suing CVS For $1M Over Racist Receipt

After a routine trip to CVS, a New Jersey woman of Korean descent found the unexpected.  Hyun Lee, 37, of Egg Harbor, N.J., was picking up photos from her local CVC, when she noticed that the cashier had identified her as “Ching Chong Lee” on her receipt. A CVS customer relations associate told Lee’s attorney that the employee in question would be “counseled and trained.”

“He should have been terminated immediately,” Lee said through her attorney, Susan Chana Lask to

Displeased by CVS’s course of action, Lee has decided to seek legal action. Lee is filing a federal discrimination lawsuit against CVS Caremark Corp for $1 million due to “injury, mental anguish, severe emotional distress, harm and damages,” that she allegedly continues to suffer from as a result of the alleged receipts, according to the lawsuit.