Three legal organizations allege in a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge against Walmart that the retail giant did not go far enough to offer reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers with temporary disabilities.
The National Womens Law Center, A Better Balance and Mehri & Skalet, PLLC highlight in a Dec. 17 statement that the charge is on behalf of Candis Riggins, a former Walmart employee, whose job tasks caused her to become ill when she was pregnant. Her responsibilities included cleaning bathrooms with toxic chemicals, the groups claim. When she called in sick numerous times after an accommodation was not offered, the legal groups contend that she was fired.
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