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More Discrimination Claims Against Walmart

More Discrimination Claims Against Walmart

The Supreme Court may have told the millions of women who faced gender discrimination while working at Walmart to go home, but the women have made it clear they are not going anywhere. And they plan to keep bringing issues of working place discrimination to light till they get their day in court.

In Texas and California, employees from the original complaint, along with more women who have since come forward, are filing a new suit alleging discriminatory pay and promotions practices by the retail giant. Additional suits in other states are expected in the coming months.

Walmart continues to deny any wrongdoing and promises to fight any additional suits as vigorously as it fought the Dukes case.

In the Texas suit the allegations sound very familiar. The suit charges ongoing, widespread denial of promotions and equal pay to female employees throughout Texas. For example, managers told women to just accept the fact that the men get paid more because they have families to support and that they should just be happy with the money they were making.

The question remains whether or not the regional suits will ultimately face the same fate as the Dukes case–and that is there are simply too many women alleging a diffuse environment of gender discrimination to meet the strict standards of commonality required to maintain a class action. Unfortunately for millions of women, Walmart may truly prove to be too big to sue.

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5:24AM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Walmart is unbelievable. Telling women that 'they should just be happy with the money they were making.' Do they not know that there are many women who are single, divorced, or widowed who need to support their families as well as men do?

2:53PM PST on Feb 5, 2012

I was thinking of applying there. I won't be now!

8:17PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

what else is new.

11:22AM PST on Jan 30, 2012

I do not shop at any of these chains..........I support mama and poppa bznesses and I wish everyone else was loyal as well............

2:57AM PST on Jan 30, 2012

Wal-Mart is going to continue to do as it pleases as long as the sheeple keep shopping there.
People depend on China-Mart so much, they would be lost without it.

5:13PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Walmart = 1%

Workers, consumers, farmers - 99%

11:07AM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Walmart puts themselves out there as innoviated place to shop, why are they put themselves the middle of womens rights, they should be welcoming women, afterall we are their biggest supporters on where to shop.
I guess were are not close to your own mothers/sisters, I'm sure they would be on the sides of womens rights.
I also think maybe Walmart should be the first to sell American goods instead of China and other countries, I am sure you could change your image in alot in customers eyes. It would also encourage companies to do more hiring in the USA to make the needed products.
Who knows, Can you imagine Walmart bringing such a huge encouragement in todays Economy???

10:09AM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Walmart has been banned from my shopping list for years. Being a (former) small retailer I know what kind of damage stores like this can do for the mom and pop businesses. There is no excuse for the blatant sexisim they practice.
All I can say is that people need to get off their collective keisters and start hitting these companies where it counts - in their pockets!

1:38PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

It is far too easy to boycott Walmart (I have done so for at least 10 years and will do it forever).

It is more important that we all work together to end the blatant sex discrimination that WALMART practices day in and day out. Now if you want to propose a nationwide boycott that would be useful as long as you are successful.

8:38AM PST on Jan 28, 2012

To the Walmart CEO, Is your mother proud of you for taking a stance against women in general? Did you have a rotten childhood that you're now taking it out on all women. You better get castrated so that you don't create women.

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