Walmart, EEOC Ink $20 Million Deal Over Abilities Test (1)

Aug. 4, 2020, 12:37 PMUpdated: Aug. 4, 2020, 9:50 PM

Walmart Inc. will pay $20 million and drop its use of physical abilities testing for grocery orderfillers at all U.S. distribution centers to resolve an EEOC suit alleging it results in discrimination against female applicants based on sex, federal court records show.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit and proposed settlement Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The agency and Walmart jointly asked Judge Karen K. Caldwell to approve the pact.

If approved, the settlement fund will be distributed to Alice Collett, Angela Lambert, and a class of female grocery orderfiller applicants ...

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