According to the EEOC, Wal-Mart failed to accommodate Glenda Darlene Allen before unlawfully firing her due to her disability. In 1994, she was shot during a robbery while working at another job. The injury caused damage to her spinal cord, resulting in her having an abnormal gait and requiring the use of a cane, according to the EEOC.
According to 41-year-old Allen, Wal-Mart was a cooperative employer until she got a new pharmacy manger, who refused to accommodate her disability and demoted her to door greeter in 2003. According to her attorney, when she refused to be demoted, Wal-Mart fired her.
The settlement reached in the suit included $150,000 in compensation in addition to $50,000 in back pay and $50,000 in attorney fees, according to Maria Salacuse, the EEOC’s senior trial attorney in Baltimore, Maryland.