Sex Bias & Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart has been fighting the largest sex bias lawsuit in history. In recent developments, the case has reached the US Supreme Court for further evaluation. The class-action sex bias case has over 500,000 female workers as potential plaintiffs, which could end up costing the large employer billions of dollars. Current and former female employees from Wal-Mart contend that they were not promoted or paid the same as men.
The size of the class-action lawsuit is being evaluated by the high court, not the validity of the claims. The decision that is made on this sex bias matter can ultimately affect how class-action lawsuits are handled in the future, which could affect other large employers. At this time, the size of the Wal-Mart sex bias action could be as large as 1.5 million people.
The employer is appealing a recent ruling that allowed the case to go to trial. The company contends that each of their locations “operates as an independent business,” so the employees should not be allowed to join together. However, the sex bias plaintiffs argue that the employer enforces strict, uniform rules over all of their stores and were aware of the lack of employment opportunities being offered to female workers.
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