Wal-Mart Sex Bias Class Action Gets 9th Circ.'s OK

Law360, New York (April 26, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a class of as many as 1 million female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could pursue the largest gender discrimination action in U.S. history — a long-awaited ruling among employment attorneys.

In a 6-5 ruling, an 11-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s certification of a class of female current Wal-Mart employees with respect to their claims for injunctive relief, declaratory relief and back pay.

“The district court acted within...
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