SCOTUS to take up massive Wal-Mart discrimination case

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March 28, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the largest employment discrimination lawsuit in US history, a case pitting the world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., against more than 1.5 million current and former female employees. The lawsuit, filed in 2001, alleges that Wal-Mart discriminated against women workers by paying them lower wages and promoting them less often than male employees. If the female workers win, it could cost Wal-Mart more than a billion dollars. Wal-Mart denies the allegations. But that’s not the issue before the high court. The justices must address whether lower court judges were correct in allowing the women to join together in a single, massive lawsuit against Wal-Mart." (03/28/11)  

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