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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...
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