The case involves a man with a heart condition who worked at the Tire and Lube Express Bay at the Wal-Mart in Placerville. He needed to park closer to the express bay because it was hard for him to walk.
“…and he claimed that his new manager told him he couldn’t park close to the store so he filed a charge with that claim and then a few months later he was discharged.”
David Offen-Brown is an attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s San Francisco office. Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $40,000 dollars to settle the suit. The worker – David Gallo – has since died.
Dan Fogleman with Wal-Mart denies any wrongdoing by the retail giant.
“Mr. Gallo was terminated because of performance issues relating to his job as a tire and lube center manager at the Placerville store, not because of his medical condition.”
Fogleman says Wal-Mart has also agreed to conduct Americans with Disabilities Act training of management officials at its Placerville store.