Former Walmart employee alleges back condition, age factors in termination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

FRESNO – A former Walmart employee alleges she was terminated from her job because of her age and back condition.

Angela Oseguera filed a complaint on July 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Walmart Inc. and Does 1-20 alleging disability discrimination.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed by the defendant at its Porterville Distribution Center. The suit states in July 2017, she suffered an industrial injury to her back and filed a workers' compensation claim. She alleges she was released for full duty in March and was terminated April 14.

The plaintiff holds Walmart Inc. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff for fear of future workers’ compensation claims and because of her age and failed to provide reasonable accommodation for her back condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for actual and exemplary damages, costs of suit, interest, attorney's fees and other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by M. Greg Mullanax of Law Office of M. Greg Mullanax in Fresno.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 1:18-cv-01029

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