RALEIGH, N.C. – Wal-Mart Stores East, LP violated federal law when it refused to excuse an employee’s disability-related leave and fired him for violating the company’s attendance policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, on several occasions from April 2017 through August 2018, Walmart refused to provide a reasonable accommodation to a general merchandise support manager with a disability who was suffering from symptoms related to generalized convulsive epilepsy.