Gender Discrimination Class Upheld In Wal-Mart Case

Law360, New York (March 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Dukes v. Wal-Mart Inc., seven Wal-Mart employees filed a class action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging that the company discriminated against women by paying them less than men in comparable positions, and by giving them fewer promotions to management positions than men and making them wait longer to advance.

They asked a federal district court in California to certify a nationwide class, and presented three types of evidence to the court: evidence of companywide policies and practices, statistical and social sciences...
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