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Worker Claims Wal-Mart Reassigned Him Over Cerebral Palsy
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 16, 2005

CENTEREACH, NEW YORK--A former Wal-Mart employee is suing the retail giant, claiming it discriminated against him because he has cerebral palsy.

According to Newsday, Patrick S. Brady, 20, alleges that the Centereach Mall store moved him out of the pharmacy on his second day of work to a job collecting shopping carts and picking up garbage, even though he had two years experience as a pharmacy assistant.

In the suit, Brady reportedly claims that he was reassigned in August 2002 despite the company's policy of giving employees a month to learn to do a new job. When he asked for a schedule, the pharmacist put him off, as did the personnel office. A store manager later told Brady the pharmacist determined he was not fit to do the job.

Brady claims that the store violated his rights under both the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and New York State's Human Rights Law.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin in the case on Monday.

Related:
"Disabled man sues Wal-Mart" (Newsday)

http://www.inclusiondaily.com/news/05/red/0216a.htm

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