Thursday, April 18, 2013

Walmart Overlooked Harassment of Worker with Developmental Disability

From 2005 to 2011, Jamie Wells was subjected to sexual harassment by a male co-worker at the Walmart in Akron, Ohio. Three weeks after Wells, who has developmental disabilities, filed a complaint, she was fired from the job she had worked at for more than 11 years. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has now filed a lawsuit against Walmart, alleging that the company violated the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the grounds that it failed “to provide reasonable accommodations to Wells through adequate training, supervision, and communication regarding its anti-harassment policies.

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