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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:36 PM
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Female Wal-Mart Employees File New Bias Case
Source: NY Times

After the Supreme Court in June tossed out a massive class-action lawsuit filed by women who claimed they were discriminated against by Wal-Mart Stores, the lawyers for the plaintiffs vowed to pursue the case using new tactics.

On Thursday, the plaintiffs did just that, filing an amended lawsuit that narrows the class from all of the women who work or have worked at Wal-Mart and Sams Club stores, estimated at 1.5 million, to those in the retailers California regions, estimated to be at least 45,000 women.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs said the lawsuit was the first of many that will be filed against the worlds largest retailer alleging discrimination against women in pay and advancement.

In its June ruling in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the Supreme Court did not determine whether the women were discriminated against it. Rather, in its 5-4 decision, it concluded that the plaintiffs had not met requirements that the class have a question of law or fact in common.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/business/women-file-n...
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:01 PM
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1. Yea! Focus and go forward.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:08 PM
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2. How sad is it when you have to sue to be treated as poorly as
male Walmart employees.
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:13 PM
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4. And we're treated pretty poorly, believe me. nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:58 AM
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5. We know. Hugs.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:04 AM
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6. Sadly, I think what the SCOTUS was really saying is that they are not going to certify any class
that is suing Walmart for discrimination.

And no lawyer is going to take a case against that behemoth on contingency for one person. The xerox costs alone would more than eat up the entire recovery. (maybe an exaggeration, but not by a lot.)

Maybe the SCOTUS will not certify any class suing any job creator for discrimination.

Sure, they never said that in so many words. Let's see what happens with the next group of cases, though.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:48 AM
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7. Well said. . . . [
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 10:50 AM by Sal Minella
i.e. "How sad is it when you have to sue to be treated as poorly as male Walmart employees."
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seacaves Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:48 PM
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3.  Women Workers Deserve Better 9to5 Press Conference-WI...
We have our own special problems here in WI where the TeaGOP who are in charge at all levels are NOT friends to women. We fight back but I fear this will pass soon.


Women Workers Deserve Better 9to5 Press Conference
Dana Schultz State Director.mp4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDcceOOJsGE

Uploaded by CitizenActionWisc on Oct 25, 2011

In an effort that mocks the real need for job creation. Wisconsin state Republicans are trying to advance a bill (SB 202) that would remove "Enforcement: part of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act. This bill would repeal the ability for women who've been discriminated against on the job to plead their cases in circuit court, and would set a dangerous and unnerving precedent.
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