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Costco Gets Win on Proof in Manager’s Disability Bias Trial (1)

Dec. 9, 2021, 3:36 PMUpdated: Dec. 14, 2021, 3:47 PM

A former Costco Wholsesale Corp. manager in Minnesota failed to prove she was denied reasonable accommodations for her fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety after she returned from medical leave, a federal judge decided.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota granted the company’s motion for judgment as a matter of law after Melinda Rose finished presenting evidence in her case under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, according to a docket entry Wednesday.

Rose claimed her medical issues didn’t leave her unable to perform any essential functions of her job as a receiving manager, and that it wouldn’t have created ...

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