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Another big loss for the little guy, as the US Supreme Court has shut down a potential job descrimination suit against Wal-Mart, claiming that the case would be too large. There would have been somewhere between 500k to 1.5 million current and former female employees involved in the case which was first brought forward in 2001, when six women accused the big-box retailer of discriminating against women in terms of pay and advancement. The Supreme Court did not rule on the accusations, but was asked to decide if a single class-action suit could be used to settle a matter involving 3,400 stores and 170 job classifications.  The plaintiffs argued that because Wal-Mart, the largest employer in the country, uses largely uniform operational and hiring practices, a singular suit would be appropriate in spite of the massive size.

 

 

 

 

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