Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2021, 2:33 PMUpdated: July 16, 2021, 8:01 PM

Walmart Hit With $125 Million Jury Award in ADA Suit by EEOC (2)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Walmart Stores East LP must pay more than $125 million to a sales associate with Down syndrome who the EEOC alleged had her schedule changed, exacerbating attendance problems for which she was later fired, a federal jury in Green Bay, Wis., ruled in a verdict entered Friday.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the verdict in its suit for Marlo Spaeth, a longtime employee who it said was fired in July 2015 because of her disability.

The jury found that Walmart was aware that Spaeth needed a job accommodation for her disability and that it wouldn’t have imposed an undue ...

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