Obvious Disabilities Require Accommodations: Circuit

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court has rejected Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s argument that a former employee with cerebral palsy was not entitled to bring failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, ruling that the retailer was liable because the worker's disability was known.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a $900,000 award. It found that a lower court did not err in dismissing Wal-Mart's motion to reverse the verdict. A jury had originally awarded $7.5 million before the court reduced the damages.

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