Walmart loses EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit


Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, California, U.S., on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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A Wisconsin federal court jury ruled that Walmart must pay more than $125 million in damages in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Friday.

That verdict was quickly reduced Thursday to a statutory maximum of $300,000 by the judge in the case, which involved the termination of Marlo Spaeth, a 16-year employee who has Down syndrome, from the Walmart Supercenter in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

But Walmart still may have to pay additional money for Spaeth’s back pay,…


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