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Senior Judge Rosemary Collyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A Washington federal judge has dismissed an U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit accusing a Walmart store of failing to accommodate two deaf employees, concluding the complaint fell short of stating a proper disability discrimination claim.

The lawsuit filed in June alleged a Walmart store in Washington did not provide the two former employees access to translators and comprehensive note-taking in meetings. The two employees communicate primarily through sign language.

Senior Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said in her ruling Thursday the EEOC failed to explain what job duties the workers performed and why accommodations were necessary to perform those duties.

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