Walmart Gives Disabled Greeter His Job Back

by Christopher Freeburn | October 31, 2013 11:39 am

Walmart Gives Disabled Greeter His Job Back

walmart store 300x180 Walmart Gives Disabled Greeter His Job Back[1]After firing a disabled worker for taking too much time for lunches, Walmart (WMT[2]) is backtracking and now wants him to return to work[3].

Matt Wood had worked as a greeter at a Colorado Walmart since 2008. He sustained brain injuries during a car accident. His wife says that the company should have notified her of any problems with his work performance since she serves has his representative, the Associated Press notes.

A spokesperson for the nation’s largest retailer said that the company had reviewed the circumstances surrounding Wood’s termination and would offer him his old job back.

Earlier this month, a Michigan Walmart fired an employee who became involved in an altercation in its parking lot[4] after he attempted to help a woman who he believed was being assaulted.

In September, 21 Walmart employees in Los Angeles were arrested at a protest[5] demanding higher wages and an end to worker firings. The protest was part of a national campaign that held events in 15 cities against the retailer.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/walmart-store.jpg
  2. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  3. now wants him to return to work: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/walmart-disabled-greeter-matt-wood_n_4174788.html?utm_hp_ref=business
  4. fired an employee who became involved in an altercation in its parking lot: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/walmart-fires-worker-helping-assaulted-woman/#.UnJ365G1Kf0
  5. 21 Walmart employees in Los Angeles were arrested at a protest: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/walmart-workers-arrested-in-nationwide-protests/#.UnJ4iZG1Kf0

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