"What our investigation indicated is that Walmart had a robust light duty program that allowed workers with lifting restrictions to be accommodated," the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a statement. "But Walmart deprived pregnant workers of the opportunity to participate in its light duty program. This amounted to pregnancy discrimination, which violates federal law."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just settled a discrimination case against Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). The settlement involves what is called "disparate impact" discrimination against female job applicants.