Worker claims he was fired by Walmart due to his disability

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 8, 2019

JOHNSTOWN — A grocery support manager is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged disability discrimination.

James Greenland filed a complaint on Jan. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Wal-Mart Stores East LP, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint,  in 2015 the plaintiff suffered a mini-stroke that left him unable to properly focus his attention. On April 3, 2017, he claims he was terminated immediately for gross misconduct. 

He alleges that he has and will continue to suffer loss the benefits of employment, embarrassment, humiliation, and anxiety. The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores East LP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to engage in the interactive process or make any effort to accommodate his disability and terminated his employment because of an error he made as a result of his disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, together with an award of attorneys’ fees and costs of suit and such other and further relief provided by law. He is represented by Steve Mahan, Stephen Gunther, Derrek Cummings and Larry Weisberg of Weisberg Cummings in Harrisburg.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 3:19-cv-00015-KRG.

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