Walmart Fails to Reverse Ruling for Deaf Worker Denied Job Coach – Bloomberg Law

By David McAfee
Walmart Stores Inc. failed to convince the Seventh Circuit Thursday to reverse judgment or grant it a new trial in a case where it was found to have violated disability bias law by questioning a disabled cart pusher’s need for a job coach.
A jury in October 2019 awarded the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $5.2 million on behalf of Paul Reina, a deaf and visually impaired cart pusher, after finding Reina was denied an accommodation and fired because of his disabilities.
Reina, an employee at a store in Beloit, Wis., since January 1999, had used a job coach who …
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