A jury found Walmart discriminated against an employee with disabilities, violating the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by wrongfully terminating the man. Walmart continues to deny any wrongdoing and may file an appeal.
Former employee Paul Reina worked for 16 years at a Walmart in Beloit, Wisconsin. Reina has a developmental disability, low vision and is deaf. He worked with a publicly funded job coach as a reasonable job accommodation. When a new manager started at the Beloit Walmart, however, Reina was suspended within a month and asked to resubmit his medical paperwork to retain his disability accommodations.
Reina and his legal guardian resubmitted his paperwork as requested, but according to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “the store cut off communication and effectively terminated him,” though Reina’s ability to do his job with a reasonable accommodation had not changed. The (EEOC) initially filed the lawsuit against Walmart for disability discrimination in 2017 after it first tried to resolve the issue directly.
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