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Court Grants Preliminary Approval To $14 Million Settlement Agreement With Pregnant Workers From 2013-2014

Court Grants Preliminary Approval to $14 Million Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

Pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center announced that on November 14, 2019 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted preliminary approval to a settlement in the amount of $14 million in the matter of Borders v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-0506 (S.D. Ill.). The settlement will pay for claims by pregnant workers at Walmart that they had requested but were denied workplace accommodations between March 19, 2013 and March 5, 2014. The settlement will also cover the costs of administering the settlement and legal fees and expenses. The parties look forward to the Court’s anticipated final approval of the settlement.

A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center issued the following statement:

Pregnant workers, like all working people, deserve to be healthy and safe at work. This settlement will benefit thousands of women across the country, and we are proud of the results achieved for these workers.

Walmart issued the following statement:

We’re happy both sides could come together to reach a resolution. Walmart has had a strong policy against discrimination in place for many years and we continue to be a great place for women to work and advance. We are proud to offer a parental leave plan which provides birth mothers who are full-time hourly associates with16 weeks of paid leave.

 

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Please go to the settlement website to learn more about the proposed settlement or to file a claim in the settlement. The website is www.walmartpregnancyaccommodationsettlement.com.

If you worked at Walmart while you were pregnant and have questions about participating in the lawsuit or settlement, please contact the Borders v. Walmart Class Action Help Line at 1-888-206-3037 or email info@WalmartPregnancyAccommodationSettlement.com.

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