Bloomberg Law
Oct. 9, 2018, 3:42 PMUpdated: Oct. 9, 2018, 5:11 PM

Walmart Worker to Get Trial on Claim He Had to Wear Long Coat (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A wheelchair-using Walmart meat department employee in Nebraska can go to a jury with allegations he was wrongfully denied an exemption from a company policy requiring him to wear a butcher coat, a federal judge ruled.

The Oct. 5 decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska is a reminder that a disabled worker doesn’t have to fill out a form or adhere to any special formalities to make a protected job accommodation request under federal law.

Robert Rozmiarek says he typically didn’t wear his butcher coat and needed to be excused from Walmart’s requirement that he ...

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