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Walmart Loses Challenges to EEOC Jury Win in Job Coach Bias Case

Nov. 27, 2020, 4:51 PM

Evidence supported a Wisconsin jury’s finding that Walmart Stores Inc. violated federal disability bias law when a new store manager questioned a deaf and visually impaired cart pusher’s need for a job coach after nearly 17 years on the job, a federal judge ruled.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proof during the 2019 trial supported jury conclusions that Paul Reina was qualified for his position and that accommodating him with the continued provision of a job coach wouldn’t have imposed an undue hardship on Walmart or co-defendant Wal-Mart Stores East LP, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ...

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