Dukes' Pioneering Pay Bias Suit Leaves Lasting Legacy

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Betty Dukes, the former Walmart greeter whose closely watched discrimination class action against the retail giant made national headlines and shined a spotlight on pay equity issues, recently passed away at her home in California. Here, Law360 looks back at her legal saga and talks to attorneys about the landmark case's impact.

Dukes, who died on July 10 at age 67, initially filed her sprawling, long-running case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2001, alleging the retail giant had a policy of management-controlled promotions and raises that led to widespread bias against women. The case landed before the U.S. Supreme Court a...

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