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EEOC suits show disability discrimination “a top priority” for federal agency
09/09/2021
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John VDLD
John van der Luit-Drummond is editor of International Employment Lawyer

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made worldwide headlines in July by securing a $125m jury verdict against Walmart after the hypermarket chain illegally fired an employee with Down Syndrome. And yet, despite the additional attention such stories bring to workplace discrimination issues, EEOC lawsuits claiming employers’ failure to accommodate reasonable requests from disabled workers keep on coming.

 


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