Friday, July 17, 2009

Update: Wal-Mart Fiasco

This week, I mailed my letter to the CEO of Wal-Mart, Mike Duke. I also mailed a copy of the letter to the store manager of the Wal-Mart in which the unfortunate incident took place.

I feel that I am speaking up for myself as well as for others who have "invisible" illnesses and/or overt disabilities.

I made it clear that the Wal-Mart greeter has no right to judge whether or not someone needs to use a scooter. I also made it clear that Wal-Mart should discuss this type of situation during their "sensitivity" training.

I further explained that employees of Wal-Mart (and employees of other public places for that matter) must be careful in how they treat customers with disabilties, because there are potential legal ramifications for discrimination/harassmant.

Hopefully, I will receive a nice apology letter. At the very least, hopefully someone in H.R. will be responsible for paying closer attention to matters of sensitivity.


Christy said...

Thanks for standing up all of us in situations like this - go girl!

Christy said...

Thanks for standing up for all of us - go girl!

ChyvonneB said...


Thanks for the support!