Jury Sides With Former Employee

Jury Sides With Former Employee

It’s unlikely a Manitowoc woman will see the millions of dollars that a jury wants her to have in her discrimination suit against Walmart, but they did rule in her favor.

A federal jury in Green Bay last week ruled in favor of Marlo Spaeth and awarded her 125-million-dollars. A Walmart spokesman says that will be reduced to 300-thousand-dollars because of federal caps. The jury said Walmart discriminated against Spaeth, who has down syndrome, by changing her schedule then firing her back in 2015 when she couldn’t work the new hours. Spaeth’s lawyer wants her to be rehired and given back pay as well.

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