Walmart Spurns Claims Of Discriminatory Pregnancy Policy

Law360, New York (August 1, 2017, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Walmart asked an Illinois federal court on Monday to toss a proposed class action alleging it fails to adequately accommodate pregnant workers and has a discriminatory medical accommodation policy, saying employees’ reading of the policy defies "common sense."

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. argued that two former associates have failed to show that language in a medical accommodation policy that distinguishes between “disability” and a “medical condition, including pregnancy” is discriminatory, adding that their reading of the policy is “fundamentally flawed” and “not supported by context or common sense.”

“The policy confers on pregnant workers the opportunity for assistance even if that condition...

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