Walmart Inks $14M Deal To End Pregnancy Bias Class Action
By Mike LaSusa (October 15, 2019, 10:47 PM EDT) -- Walmart Inc. has agreed to pay $14 million to resolve allegations by pregnant or formerly pregnant workers who claimed the retail giant's policies on disability accommodations discriminated against them on the basis of their pregnancy.
The employees asked an Illinois federal court Tuesday to give an initial green light to the $14 million settlement proposal, which attorneys for the workers hailed as a victory.
"Pregnant workers, like all working people, deserve to be healthy and safe at work," Mehri & Skalet PLLC, A Better Balance and the National Women's Law Center said in a statement. "This settlement will benefit thousands of...
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