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Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit


November 17, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine.

The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in up to five nearby stores instead of just an employee’s current location. Walmart also agreed to pay $80,000 to a worker who was not offered the opportunity to transfer to another store.

The lawsuit, in federal court in Bangor, was filed on behalf of a longtime worker who developed a disability that prevented her from c...

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