Consumer Law

EEOC Sues Walmart for Allegedly Firing Deli Worker With Crohn’s Disease

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walmart for firing a North Carolina employee with Crohn’s disease after the retail giant allegedly refused to grant her disability-related leave.

The EEOC’s complaint, filed in Charlotte federal court, accuses Walmart of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act in its treatment of deli worker Adrian Tucker.

The lawsuit comes months after a Wisconsin federal court judge rejected Walmart’s request for a new trial in a case where the EEOC sued the retailer for firing an employee with Down syndrome.

Read the source article at cnbc.com

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