Recently, a group of female Wal-Mart employees filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against their employer. According to the lawsuit, Wal-Mart pays and promotes female employees less than male employees.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco and is limited to employees at the 220 Wal-Mart stores in California. Approximately 95,000 current and former, female Wal-Mart employees could be represented in the suit.
A similar class-action lawsuit was filed in San Francisco federal court in 2001 that accused Wal-Mart of having a nationwide policy of discrimination against female employees. The lawsuit was dismissed in June because it was too large in size. Now, several states are expected to follow in California’s footsteps by filing scaled-down versions of the lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of gender discrimination or another type of discrimination in the workplace, contact the Orange County discrimination attorneys of DAILY ALJIAN LLP at 949-861-2524 to learn more about your rights.