Wal-Mart is facing potentially the largest class action employment lawsuit EVER over gender bias claims and now it is asking the Supreme Court to get involved!
The lawsuit was filed in 2001 by 6 women who claimed that the company was paying male employees more than female employees as well as passing women over for promotions that ultimately went to men!
They are seeking billions in damages!
Wal-Mart's lawyers are fighting California court rulings that allow a large amount of plaintiffs since the lawsuit includes any female employee that worked at the company from 1998 on!
An appeals court in San Francisco recently upheld the class action status for the suit back in April voting 6 to 5 and deeming the suit manageable despite the number of plaintiffs. But Wal-Mart is still fighting this ruling.
A decision by the Supreme Court will likely not be made until next year and lawyers for the women affected are expected to file a reply brief asking the court not to take up their case and let the lower ruling stand.
You go, girls!
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