Wal-Mart Must Face Post-Dukes Sex Bias Suit, 6th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (July 7, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday revived a putative class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of gender bias, saying a lower court improperly tossed as time-barred claims raised by three female employees whose allegations were previously raised in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The appellate panel reversed and remanded the dismissal of the class claims in the suit alleging Wal-Mart discriminates against female workers through pay and promotion policies that strongly favored men. The suit was one of four regional class actions launched against Wal-Mart after the U.S. Supreme Court decertified a massive nationwide class in the landmark Dukes ruling in 2011....

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