Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2020, 10:08 PM

Walmart’s $14 Million Deal With Pregnant Workers Gets Approval

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $14 million to nearly 4,000 workers who say they were denied accommodations while pregnant, after an Illinois federal court gave final OK for the class action settlement in a case that sheds light on policies that can exclude expecting mothers.

The settlement, approved Wednesday, resolves claims that the nation’s largest employer wouldn’t give lighter duties to pregnant workers between March 19, 2013, and March 5, 2014. It also covers the costs of administering the settlement and legal fees and expenses.

In the original lawsuit from 2017, workers Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright said the company’s ...

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