Female Workers Add Equal Pay Claims To Wal-Mart Action

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 8:41 PM EST) -- A former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employee on Thursday expanded her putative gender discrimination class action, adding claims that the discount chain failed to pay female employees at the same rates as their male counterparts working in Texas stores.

In an amended complaint filed in Texas federal court, female hourly and salaried employees alleged Wal-Mart denied them equal compensation, in addition to their previous claim that Wal-Mart routinely promoted male workers over similarly or higher qualified female employees.

“Plaintiffs allege that defendant maintained a pattern or practice...
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