Wal-Mart Says Pharmacist Was Fired For Forgery, Not Drugs

Law360, Los Angeles (January 7, 2014, 2:40 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a putative class action accusing it of discriminating against recovering drug addicts, arguing the plaintiff wasn’t fired because he was an addict, but because he had broken the law.

Former Wal-Mart pharmacist James H. Bryan is suing the retail giant over its policy not to employ pharmacists who have faced disciplinary action by a state pharmacy board, contending the policy disparately impacts recovering drug addicts such as him. 

However, Wal-Mart argues it was justified in...
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