Just recently, Walmart has been found breaking the law when it ended up firing a Down syndrome employee that had been working there for a long time. The sources reveal that the employee had been working there for several years.
The decision has already been recorded by the jury that has shared their views on the matter. It is the jury that has called the act by Walmart’s management an act of violation and breach of the law.
Now, the Equal Employment Commission of the United States is looking into the matter and wants to be on top of it. According to the commission, this is an incident that can never be repeated and it has made a clear request to the judge for this. They have requested that this kind of behavior or incident should never take place at Walmart.
The motion around the matter was filed on Friday, August 27, 2021, where the federal agency has talked about regulations over Walmart. In the motion, it has been suggested by the Equal Employment Commission that for the next five years, Walmart must be under strict monitoring.
Furthermore, they have demanded that Walmart must update its policies around employees with disabilities. Walmart must ensure that the employees with disabilities must be given accommodation and benefits reasonable for them.
Furthermore, the EEOC has demanded that Walmart should post the signs of the recent lawsuit as well as the actions against at them. The EEOC demanded that these signs must be posted on at least more than 100 stores for the supermarket giant. These signs should work as a reminder and notice for others how the employees with disabilities must be treated and respected by normal people.
The name of the particular employee at Walmart with Downs Syndrome was Marlo Spaeth. The EEOC has crafted a draft of the memo for the court and the judge. It is to provide arguments on why Walmart management was wrong in firing Spaeth in the first place.
The EEOC wants to make it a reminder and an example for all other companies that may be thinking of making the same kind of mistake. The EEOC also wants others to know about the consequences the companies can face and be entitled to if they breach the Disabilities Act for Americans.
The EEOC is making sure the Walmart is well aware of the situation and takes it as a strong message against their act. Since the lawsuit, Walmart has taken a hit on its share prices, as they have experienced 0.56% drop in the last 24-hours. At that time of writing, the stock prices for Walmart are at $146.52 per share.