PLAINTIFF REPRESENTED BY GOLDS MITH FIRM OBTAINS $237,000+ SETTLEMENT FROM WAL-MART IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE
On December 28, 2001, Wal-Mart entered into a consent decree granting the plaintiff $176,975.00 in compensatory damages and $34,063.00 in back pay, as well as attorney's fees and costs, in the case of EEOC v. Wal-Mart in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The case concerned Wal-Mart's failure to accommodate the plaintiff, a deaf individual, during the job application process and failure to hire her because of her disability. Wal-Mart also offered the plaintiff a job with a back-dated effective starting date entitling her to the wages and benefits of a three-year employee. This Firm represented the plaintiff, who intervened in a larger case.