Gay Workers Hit Wal-Mart With Discrimination Class Action

Law360, New York (July 14, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was hit with a putative class action in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday alleging the giant retailer discriminated against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by refusing to provide health insurance to their partners.

The lawsuit now facing Wal-Mart is the first class action brought on behalf of gay workers since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. (Credit: AP) The lawsuit, filed by attorneys from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and...
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Case Title

Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


Case Number

1:15-cv-12945

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

William G. Young

Date Filed

July 14, 2015

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