Wal Mart 's Compliance With The Eeoc Laws

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Wal-Mart Case Study
With Wal-Mart being the site of various lawsuits little perplexity is left surrounding the multitude of cases involving discrimination and violations of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws. In 2006, there was an average of 5,000 lawsuits per year, or about seventeen suits per day; as well as, a video documentary, that was made public knowledge of the aspects involving Wal-Mart’s policies and procedures, and the company’s regard for respect of its employees (Brantner, 2006). After reviewing, two of the most recent cases of Wal-Mart’s discrimination of the company’s employees, one is left to wonder if there is ever going to be a change in Wal-Mart’s compliance with the EEOC laws?
July 2015: EEOC vs. Hodgkins, IL Wal-Mart
In early July of 2015 a suburban Chicago, Illinois Wal-Mart was sued by the EEOC for violating federal law to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee (Nancy Stack) who was disabled due to bone cancer and failure to stop harassment of the employee (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2015). According to Chicago’s District Director (Julianne Bowman), the store initially agreed to give the employee a chair in Stack’s work area and accommodations to her scheduled work hours to comply with her bone cancer treatments for Stack’s leg. The bone cancer limited Stack’s ability to walk and stand. After several months of compliance, the Hodgkins store revoked her accommodations to a chair in her…

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