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Aug. 26 — McKesson stopped accommodating a customer service representative’s obsessive compulsive disorder and fired her for repeatedly challenging the company’s decision, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Ohio ( Walkowiak v. McKesson Med.-Surgical Minn. Supply Inc. , S.D. Ohio, No. 2:16-cv-00823, complaint filed 8/26/16 ).
Morgan Walkowiak says she worked for McKesson Medical-Surgical Minnesota Supply Inc. from approximately March 2001 until April 2016, when she was fired. She was diagnosed with OCD in 2011, she asserts in a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Aug. 26.
McKesson at first accommodated her condition by giving her “slightly more time to complete her work” than other customer service representatives, Walkowiak says. That arrangement enabled her to perform at or close to the same level as her co-workers, she alleges.
However, the company later revoked Walkowiak’s accommodation. When she asked why, she was told, “If we do it for you, we would have to do it for everyone,” she says.
According to the complaint, Walkowiak continued to object to McKesson’s withdrawal of her disability-based accommodation and she was soon fired.
The Friedmann Firm LLC represents Walkowiak. No attorney has yet filed an appearance for McKesson.
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