Settlement in ADA Complaint against Wal-Mart

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment discrimination complaint filed on behalf of an individual with cerebral palsy (CP) against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. Wal-Mart will pay $50,000 in back pay and damages to the individual. EEOC had charged that a Wal-Mart store in Carlsbad, NM fired an employee after she took medical leave due to her CP rather than provide an accommodation involving breaks from standing. In addition to the financial penalties, Wal-Mart will conduct annual live ADA training of management officials at its Carlsbad store.
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