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Case: Disability Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate (D. Minn.)

Feb. 23, 2021, 8:08 PM

A former receiving manager at Costco Wholesale Corporation in Minnesota with fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety may proceed with her claim that Costco didn’t properly accommodate her disabilities, a federal district court said. Costco placed her on unpaid leave when it determined that her medical restrictions—including lifting restrictions and a prohibition on forklift operation—rendered her unable to perform her essential responsibilities and claimed that accommodating her lifting restriction would create an undue hardship, but it failed to show how any brief time the manager would be alone and unable to lift a shipment would be burdensome to vendors, given that vendors ...

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