Wal-Mart Ordered to Pay Former Employee $5.2 Million

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Picture of a Wal-Mart store front. Photo credit: Glassdoor

Wal-Mart ordered to pay former employee $5.2 million for failing to provide reasonable accommodations. Photo credit: Glassdoor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mega retailer Wal-Mart was recently ordered by a jury to pay a former worker 5.2 million dollars for failing to provide reasonable accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations can be as simple as providing a stool to sit on due to back problems or allowing a job coach to provide support on the job.  Check out this story on Disability Scoop.  There is no reason for this.  Providing a reasonable accommodation often costs the employer nothing.  Or, if the employer chooses not to provide a reasonable accommodation, it can cost the employer millions.   Wal-Mart is no stranger to controversy when it comes to disability discrimination.  Remember when Wal-Mart completely changed the  greeter position to a host, making it a physically demanding position?  Read what we had to say about it Here

Jerry from Freedom holding a chalk board with the word 'Access' written on it.

Reasonable accommodations are provided so that everyone can have access to a job. Freedom Resource Center

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