The Grubb Law Group Fighting for Justice from
the Workplace to the Marketplace
Phone: 304-982-7755
Toll Free: 1-866-851-9292

Sam’s Club in West Virginia accused of disability discrimination

Discrimination laws protect people with disabilities in the workplace. Employers cannot treat people differently because of a disability. They must treat all their employees equally. And employers must accommodate those with a disability who want to work.

In a West Virginia Sam’s Club, an employee who requires a wheelchair faced possible discrimination when the store changed the responsibilities of her job.

Sam’s Club cut hours after not accommodating job roles

The employee worked as a greeter at the entrance of the store. Sam’s Club’s corporate office changed greeter job duties. After changing the duties, they were unable to accommodate the role to her disability. They moved the woman to the customer service desk. But when her disability prevented her from working at the desk, the store allegedly stopped scheduling her for shifts.

Possible disability discrimination

A Sam’s Club spokesperson confirmed that the store had not fired the employee. But cutting hours due to disability could mean the company discriminated against her. If an employee with a disability is willing to work, the store must try to accommodate the employee in some way so that the employee has an equal access to work. Cutting hours or firing employees with disabilities because they can’t do a job without accommodation is illegal.

Laws protect workers with disabilities

Both federal and West Virginia state laws protect employees with disabilities. As a large employer, Sam’s Club has a responsibility to make sure the employee has a job that fits what she is able to do. Instead of cutting hours, they should have worked with her to ensure that she had access to a role that accommodated her limitations.

These laws make sure that people with disabilities have access to jobs without discrimination.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Grubb Law Group

The Grubb Law Group
1114 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 866-851-9292
Phone: 304-982-7755
Fax: 304-345-3355
Map & Directions