Disabled Walmart Worker’s $5.2 Million Bias Win Cut to $300,000

April 1, 2020, 6:24 PM

A jury’s $5.2 million award against Walmart for discriminating against a deaf and visually impaired cart pusher must be cut to $300,000 under federal limits on job bias awards, the Western District of Wisconsin ruled.

That’s the most an employer of Walmart Stores Inc.‘s size can typically be required to pay for violating a worker’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the court said Tuesday. Because the jury made a $200,000 compensatory damages award, the cap required reducing the $5 million punitive damages award to $100,000.

But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may collect an additional $122,941 in ...

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