Class Status Granted In Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (May 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge on Wednesday affirmed the class certification in a suit brought by African-American truck drivers who allege that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s practice of recruiting drivers mainly through word of mouth is discriminatory.

Judge William R. Wilson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas affirmed a class to represent African Americans who met the requirements to be an over-the-road truck driver for Wal-Mart and who applied for a job and were denied by the national chain, or who were...
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