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Wal-Mart greeter sues for discrimination January 30, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Barbara Flory, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Discrimination against people with disabilities, Discrimination against the disabled, Lawsuit.

A disabled U.S. Wal-Mart greeter has filed a complaint alleging discrimination against her because she wanted to sit on a stool for a few minutes each hour.

Barbara Flory, 66, of Anchorage, Alaska, is partially paralyzed and has back problems.

She filed a discrimination complaint against Wal-Mart with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

She also asked a U.S. judge to put her back to work after Wal-Mart put her on unpaid medical six months ago until the employment commission evaluates her discrimination claim.

Flory says Wal-Mart denied her repeated requests to sit on a stool for a few minutes each hour and to push fewer carts.

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to accommodate worker disabilities as long as those adjustments do not pose an undue hardship on the company.

Wal-Mart declined to discuss the case while it is under litigation.

A company official said Wal-Mart is a leading employer of people with disabilities.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source:  news.monstersandcritics.com

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