Jury orders Walmart to pay former employee $125 million in disability discrimination lawsuit
A Wisconsin jury recently awarded Marlo Spaeth, a 16-year Walmart employee with Down syndrome who was fired after experiencing difficulties adjusting to changes in her work schedule, more than $125 million in damages.
The disability discrimination lawsuit was brought on Ms. Spaeth's behalf by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged Walmart's actions violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The EEOC's announcement of the verdict is available here: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/jury-awards-over-125-million-eeoc-disability-discrimination-case-against-walmart
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