Walmart Gender Discrimination Case Moves Ahead
Walmart’s request to dismiss a gender discrimination case was turned down by a U.S. judge but he did say he will rule later as to whether the female plaintiffs had enough evidence to get the case certified as a class, according to Reuters.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer upheld the lawsuit against Walmart that alleged that women workers were denied promotions and raises based on their gender. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected a class-action suit involving 1.5 million former and current female employees of Walmart. The current lawsuit is a reformulation of that complaint.
Reuters reports that the plaintiffs have filed the reformulated lawsuit confining their allegations against Walmart to just California and a class of more than a hundred thousand members.
Meanwhile, Walmart argued that the long history of the case — over 10 years of litigation — warranted dismissal of the reformulated lawsuit. But Judge Breyer stated that he wanted to give the plaintiffs a chance to present their evidence.
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