Ex-Walmart Worker To Get Her Lawsuit Before Supreme Court

Walmart disability benefits
Walmart disability benefits

Walmart won a landmark case in the Supreme Court in 2011, defeating the largest civil class action in history. But attorneys for the world's largest retailer will be heading back to the country's highest court. This time, there is just one plaintiff, a woman who claims she was denied disability benefits after nearly 20 years at the company.

Julie Heimeshoff started working for Walmart in 1986, ultimately rising to the rank of senior public relations manager. In 2005, she began suffering from chronic pain, fatigue and migraines related to related to fibromyalgia, her lawsuit states. By the summer of that year, she was unable to work full-time, and the Social Security Administration deemed her disabled.