Three women, who are called the Plaintiffs, have sued Walmart for pregnancy discrimination. They sued on behalf of themselves and all other Walmart employees whose requests for workplace accommodation were
denied because of pregnancy from March 19, 2013 through March 5, 2014. After extensive negotiations, the Plaintiffs and Walmart have agreed on the terms of a Settlement.
Walmart denies that it has done anything wrong, and the Court did not decide that issue. However, Walmart has agreed to be bound by the terms of this Settlement.
The Court has reviewed the Settlement and given it preliminary approval.
Before deciding whether to give final approval to the Settlement, the Court wishes to tell you about the Settlement and your rights to opt out of or object to the Settlement.
The Court has allowed the following Settlement Classes to make claims for monetary relief:
1. All women employed by Walmart at stores in the 39 National Policy States  who were denied requested accommodations because of pregnancy by the Accommodation Service Center (ASC) from March 19, 2013 through March 5, 2014.
 "National Policy States" means Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Maine; Maryland;
Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; New Mexico; North Carolina; North Dakota;
Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin; and Wyoming
2. All women employed by Walmart at stores nationwide who were denied requested accommodations because of pregnancy by store level management and/or store-level human resource personnel from March 19, 2013 through March 5, 2014.
If you fit one of the definitions above, then you are a Class Member. If you are a Class Member, you may make a claim for money, opt out of the Settlement, object to the Settlement, or do nothing.
Before the Settlement becomes final, the Court will hold a Settlement Hearing to consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The hearing will be held at the U.S. District Court in Benton,
Illinois on April 29, 2020 at 1:30PM,
before the Honorable Staci M. Yandle. If the Court decides the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, it will enter an order giving final approval to the Settlement
and the Court’s judgment will be final and binding.
You are not required to appear at the Settlement Hearing. If you are a Class Member and do not opt out or object, the attorneys for the Classes will represent you at no cost to you. If you wish to opt out of the Settlement,
you must opt out in writing, but you do not need to appear at the hearing. If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit a written objection and you may, in addition and at your own expense, appear and be
heard by the Court, either by yourself or with an attorney of your choice.