Walmart Must Face Pregnancy Discrimination Class Action

By Hannah Meisel (March 29, 2018, 10:12 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday denied Walmart Inc.'s attempts to dismiss a class action brought against it by two former employees who claim they and a putative class of pregnant or formerly pregnant workers were discriminated against by its policies on disability accommodations.

U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan denied two of Walmart's motions to dismiss the case brought last year by former Illinois employee Talisa Borders and Florida employee Otisha Woolbright, who claimed the company's old accommodations policy explicitly imposed narrower limits on the accommodations for pregnant workers than for workers with other physical limitations.

Walmart pushed back against the...

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