Supreme Court Says No Class Action for Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Claims

Supreme Court Says No Class Action for Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Claims

March 06, 2012
Whistleblower Retaliation

In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, decided on June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court found that the sex discrimination suit was not appropriate for class treatment. In the case, current and former Wal-Mart employees alleged disparate treatment and disparate impact because the company gave local managers discretion over pay and promotions, and the employees claimed that discretion was exercised disproportionately in favor of men. The Court found that because the employees failed to show that Wal-Mart had a general policy of discrimination, there was no commonality, which is required for class action suits.

All Posts
  • Our Address

    Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
    951 Mariners Island Blvd., Ste. 300
    San Mateo, CA 94404

  • Phone/fax Numbers

    F: (650) 763-3933

  • Get In Touch

NUVEW | Copyright 2016. All rights reserved | Resources | Terms of Use

Attorney Advertising. This website Is designed for general Information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship