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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. EE-MD-0125
Docket / Court 1:06-CV-02514-AMD ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the EEOC's Philadelphia District Office filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores. According to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Wal-Mart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide reasonable accommodations for, ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC's Philadelphia District Office filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores. According to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Wal-Mart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide reasonable accommodations for, and ultimately terminating, a pharmacy technician who suffered from permanent physical disabilities resulting from a gunshot wound.

After the complainant intervened in the suit, both Wal-Mart and the EEOC moved for summary judgment. Both motions were denied (with the exception of a single, narrow issue: the EEOC's motion regarding the unavailability of an "undue hardship" defense was granted).

A settlement conference was scheduled for April 22, 2008. As of that date, the case was still ongoing.

Jason Chester - 05/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
06-2514 (D. Md.) 04/15/2008
EE-MD-0125-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-MD-0125-0002 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/22/2006
EE-MD-0125-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Granting Motion for Protective Order] 01/30/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0125-0003 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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