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An Ex-Employee With Down Syndrome Will Receive $125 Million From Walmart

A former Walmart employee with Down syndrome has been awarded $125 million in a discrimination lawsuit which determined her dismissal violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Marlo Spaeth, of Wisconsin, worked at a Walmart store in Manitowoc for about 16 years before she was fired in July 2015 for excessive absenteeism after she asked for her start and end times to return to normal following an adjustment to her longstanding work schedule.

The adjustments meant Spaeth would have to work later and longer shifts, which she found difficult to adapt to, but rather than acting on her request Walmart instead fired her.

Read the source article at unilad.co.uk

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