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Walmart sued by EEOC for age and disability discrimination

On March 12 the EEOC filed an age and disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores of Texas, LLC for allegedly subjecting a manager of a Walmart store in Keller, Texas to harassment, unequal treatment, and termination because of his age and disability.

According to the EEOC, David Moorman, who was 54 years old at the time, was taunted by his supervisor, who called him things such as "old man" and the "old food guy."

The EEOC claims that Moorman complained to Walmart's HR department after enduring his supervisor's harassment for several months. Walmart allegedly failed to take corrective action, and Moorman claims that the harassment increased after he complained to human resources until he was ultimately fired.

EEOC Attorney Joel Clark said, "Employers should be diligent about preventing and correcting conduct that can amount to bullying at the workplace. They have an obligation to stop ageist harassment after it is reported. The company's failure to take remedial action to stop the harassment, as well as the denial of a reasonable accommodation for a disability, and the ultimate termination of the discrimination victim demonstrate a disregard for equal opportunity laws. The EEOC is here to fight for the rights of people like Mr. Moorman."

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