Wal-Mart Settles Sex Bias Action for $11.7M

Law360, New York (March 1, 2010, 5:11 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has reached an $11.7 million settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a long-running suit accusing the retailer of discriminating against female job candidates at one of its Kentucky distribution centers, the agency announced Monday.

Under the settlement, Wal-Mart will pay $11.7 million in back wages and compensatory damages, and will provide warehouse jobs filling orders, as they become available, to women on whose behalf the EEOC had pursued the case.

The EEOC filed the action in August 2001, accusing Wal-Mart...
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