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Walmart Can’t Shake EEOC’s Pregnancy-Based Class Bias Claims

Jan. 30, 2019, 2:51 PM

Walmart Stores East LP must continue to face class allegations by the U.S. government that it discriminated against pregnant workers at a Wisconsin distribution center by denying them equal access to job accommodations based on sex, a federal judge ruled.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit sufficiently alleges systemic bias by the retail giant to permit the agency’s class claim on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam and other similarly situated women to go forward, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin said Jan. 29. That’s so even though the EEOC doesn’t identify the non-pregnant employees it believes received ...