Walmart to Stand Trial on Challenge to Permanent Job Coach

Dec. 19, 2018, 7:06 PM

Walmart must face a jury trial over whether the retailer violated the job rights of a deaf cart pusher in Wisconsin when it questioned his use of a permanent job coach 17 years into his employment, a federal judge ruled.

Walmart Stores Inc. and Walmart Stores East Inc. say they requested updated medical information of Paul Reina’s physical condition because they thought his job coach may have been doing Reina’s job for him.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin held Dec. 18 that the retailer will have to convince a jury that the coach provided too ...

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