Carol Ostrow Feb. 19, 2015, 8:52am


A Houston County woman sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,  alleging discrimination in the loss of her department store job.

Carolyn Ann Biscamp, 67, filed a lawsuit Feb. 5 in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Dallas, alleging unlawful termination from her position due to adult-onset blindness.

According to the complaint, Biscamp was hired as a sales associate in August 2000, but when she developed retinitis pigmentosis, causing blindness, in 2003, she was reassigned to work in the candy area. A new manager reduced her hours, gave poor evaluations and put her on an indefinite leave of absence, the suit states.

Alleging infringement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Biscamps filed a complaint with the EEOC and the Texas Workforce Commission and received a right to sue letter Nov. 7, 2014, the suit states.

Biscamp seeks back pay and benefits, reinstatement or front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, expenses and costs. She is represented by attorney Alex A. Castetter of Stuckey, Garrigan & Castetter Law Offices in Nacogdoches.

Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number: 9:15-CV-00018-MHS

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