3 Years After Dukes, Employees Struggle In Wal-Mart Cases

By Scott Flaherty (July 17, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT) -- More than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court decertified a nationwide class of female employees who alleged sex discrimination in its landmark Dukes ruling, many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers continue to pursue those claims, though the retail giant has generally had the upper hand in court.

The Supreme Court's June 2011 decision decertified a nationwide class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart workers who alleged they were given short shrift on pay and promotions. In the highly anticipated opinion, a 5-4 majority ruled that the plaintiffs had not cleared the hurdle for class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a)(2),...

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