Spring, Texas 

Houston attorneys, Alicia Roberson and Mo  Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto,  Aziz & Stogner, along with attorneys from  Maverick Ray & Associates filed suit earlier  this month representing a 24-year-old female  with mental disabilities who was raped by a  co-worker while on the job at a Spring, Texas  Walmart store in November of 2020. The  young woman wishes to remain nameless as  she is still an employee at the location where  the rape occurred, though she is actively  seeking employment opportunities  elsewhere. 

The incident occurred at a Walmart Store in  the North Houston suburb of Spring, Texas. The perpetrator, a stock room associate, had  a history of previous assaults against the  young woman at the store. Prior to the  incident occurring, store management at the Walmart location was aware that the stock  room associate had been stalking the young  woman for several months. Walmart was  additionally aware that the stock room  associate had previously physically assaulted the young woman on two occasions on the store premises, prior to the rape. Upon  learning of the rape, Walmart management at  the Spring, Texas store refused to call the  police. The young woman’s mother would  ultimately be the first to get law enforcement  involved. 

The 24-year-old woman was hired by  Walmart while in high school through a  disability services program. Walmart  management at the Spring, Texas location  was fully aware that the young woman had a  mental handicap. Walmart has a practice of  hiring employees with special needs to work  as sales associates and greeters and has been  known to be accommodating to this special  population. Walmart’s failure to use ordinary  care in protecting the safety of their  employees, particularly those with mental  handicaps and special needs, is what led to  this tragic incident.  

Because of the young woman’s mental  handicap, she has not been able to find  another job that will accommodate her and  has had no option but to continue working in  the Walmart store where the incident  occurred. The young woman is continuing to  seek a new job and has asked for the  assistance of the Spring, Texas community in  doing so. 

Job leads and questions regarding the lawsuit  can be directed to the young woman’s attorney and advocate for sexual assault survivors, Alicia Roberson at  [email protected] or 713-222-7211.