EEOC Hits Wal-Mart With Disability, Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Wal-Mart Stores East LP on Thursday, claiming the retail giant allowed a male employee at an Ohio store to subject a developmentally disabled female co-worker to sexually inappropriate conduct.

The lawsuit, lodged in Ohio federal court, further alleges that Wal-Mart retaliated against the female worker, who worked in the company's Akron, Ohio, store for more than 11 years, by terminating her employment when she complained of the sexual misconduct.

The EEOC's complaint accuses Wal-Mart of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for failing to protect Jamie Wells once it learned...

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