A Wisconsin man who accused his employer of violating federal law was recently awarded $5.2 million. He pursued a workplace discrimination suit following a series of discriminatory behaviors by a Walmart store manager. Those behaviors included an unfounded suspension, additional barriers to accommodations and termination from the job that the victim had held for nearly two decades.
The victim was a cart pusher at the same Walmart for 16 years, during which time he had special accommodations for a developmental disability and visual impairment as well as being deaf. The problems began when a new manager took over the store. Within a month, he suspended the man and refused to provide further reasonable accommodations. The employee could only return to work if he resubmitted all of his medical paperwork.