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Government Agency Hits Walmart With Pregnancy Discrimination Charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) which claims the world’s largest retailer “refused to accommodate workers’ pregnancy-related medical restrictions.” The suit is based on activity at one location, and it is not clear whether the charge will lead to others.

The EEOC say the offending incident happened at Walmart’s Distribution Center #6025 in Menomonie, Wis. Specifically, the complaint reads:

Alyssa Gilliam and a class of pregnant employees at Walmart’s Distribution Center #6025 in Menomonie, Wis., were disallowed from taking part in a company progr…
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