Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Pregnant Workers, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 4:23 PM EDT) -- A pair of former Wal-Mart associates filed a putative class action in Illinois federal court Friday, claiming the retail chain forced pregnant workers into tasks that employees with similar limitations were excused from.

Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright allege they and other pregnant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. associates experienced discrimination under the retailer’s old accommodations policy, saying it explicitly imposed narrower limits on the accommodations for pregnant workers than for workers with other physical limitations.

“Under its constellation of policies and practices, Wal-Mart accommodated a large percentage of non-pregnant employees with physical limitations but failed to accommodate a large percentage of pregnant...

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