Wal-Mart Faces ADA Class Action Over Employment Policy

By Zachary Zagger (October 22, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s policy to not employ pharmacists who have faced disciplinary action by a state pharmacy board discriminates against disabled workers in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, says a proposed class action filed Friday in a Washington federal court.

Worker James H. Bryant filed the suit after he was allegedly fired from his job as a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart after the company instituted a policy in 2011 not to employ pharmacists with a history of adverse actions taken against their state licenses.

Bryant's Washington state pharmacy license was suspended for five years because of an addiction he...

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